Re: Intel machine got 1.34 teraflops.

Robert Harley (
Fri, 13 Jun 1997 18:17:37 +0200 (MET DST)

Adam wrote:
>Shoot, somewhere around there's a story
>about the new benchmarks in from the 9200-node pentium pro supercomputer

Not benchmarks, benchmark. Namely Linpack.
What the score means is "A PPro does 150Mflops and we had enough money
for 9200 of them". Then they translate that into scalability this and
scalability that. "Scalability" and "Linpack" don't belong in the
same paragraph. Hey, wait a minute!

>9200 200-MHz Pentium Pros, 573 Gig of system meory, and 2.25 Terabytes
>of disk storage.

Imagine the kludges they need to try to access even 1% of that memory
with 32-bit chips. Shudder.

-- Rob.