Re: PS-II spotting

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Tue, 14 Sep 1999 15:14:42 -0500

> > The new PowerPC G4, architected by Apple,
> > Motorola and IBM, is the first microprocessor that
> > can deliver a sustained performance of over one
> > gigaflop.

Apple can't count. DEC beat them by almost 3 years.

PITTSBURGH, November 1996 - At the Supercomputing '96
Conference, DIGITAL demonstrated the first uniprocessor
desktop workstation that can achieve 1 Gigaflop performance.
The system, a current production model DIGITAL AlphaStation
500/500 running DIGITAL UNIX 4.0, achieved a maximum rate of
1.02 Gigaflops while running a polynomial evaluation program
compiled with the DIGITAL Fortran 90 compiler, without any
special optimizing directives.