Re: PS-II spotting

Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Tue, 14 Sep 1999 11:26:15 -0700

> Comet sez: Go AMD!!

Yes, but AMD, unlike Apple[1], doesn't use
U.C. Irvine in their marketing promotion. I'm
a sucker for school pride.



> The first supercomputer on a chip
> What makes a supercomputer "super" is its ability
> to execute at least one billion floating-point
> operations per second. It's a staggering measure of
> speed known as a "gigaflop."
> The new PowerPC G4, architected by Apple,
> Motorola and IBM, is the first microprocessor that
> can deliver a sustained performance of over one
> gigaflop. In fact, it has a theoretical peak
> performance of four gigaflops.
> That's pretty phenomenal when you consider the
> fact that it was less than two years ago that the
> University of California at Irvine's Aeneas Project,
> for instance, custom-built a one-gigaflops
> supercomputer for $50,000. Think how many Power
> Mac G4s you can buy with that kind of money.