"I'm not a real doofus, but I play one at a national laboratory" wrote:
> > > 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.
-- Greg Bolcer email: email@example.com web: http://www.endtech.com work: 714.505.4970 cell: 714.928.5476 fax: 603.994.0516