Re: Here's one for Dr. Ernie

Robert Harley (
Fri, 25 Jul 1997 21:07:09 +0200 (MET DST)

>An Apple source directly responsible for the Apple computer doing
>6.5mkeys/second in the RC5 encryption contest has informed us that it
>is indeed an Apple Network Server 700/200MP running AIX.
>The source notes that AIX gets similar speeds on hardware as Rhapsody,
>so Rhapsody machines with dual 604e/200's may see similar performance!
>This compares to a dual 604e/200 getting only 1mkey/second under the
>Mac OS;

Bullshit! You simply do not get x 6.5 performance by changing your OS.
Presumably the AIX machine has >= 13 processors e.g., 16.

Trivia: RC5 is a case where Alpha is only marginally faster than PPro
or 604e because it was designed for 32-bit chips with things like
32-bit rotate which take several cycles on 64-bit chips (shift up,
shift down, or, clear high bits).

>the source says "People will really be blown away when they
>see how fast Rhapsody really is."

Mebbe so. How will it compare to MkLinux? ;P

-- R-dude.