FW: FYA - just in from the internet: new benchmark activity

Joe Barrera (joebar@MICROSOFT.com)
Fri, 18 Jul 1997 10:48:06 -0700

Just in case the recycled Panda joke didn't do the job...

- Joe

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-----Original Message-----
From: Catharine van Ingen
Sent: Friday, July 18, 1997 10:36 AM
To: Erik Riedel; Joe Barrera; uhler@mti.sgi.com; witek@pa.dec.com;
dsites@adobe.com; wombat@sgi.com
Subject: FYA - just in from the internet: new benchmark activity

A new benchmark has been released which accurately measures the speed of
any computer. The computer is pushed off the top of a building, and
speed calculated by multiplying by 32.2 fps squared.
The MIPS (Meaningless Index of Plummeting Speed) rating is the raw value
times the number of CPUs. This is called the FallingStone benchmark.