[FoRK] costs of computing
eugen at leitl.org
Thu Mar 8 06:29:16 PST 2012
On Thu, Mar 08, 2012 at 09:12:05AM -0500, Bill Kearney wrote:
> The trouble with the marketdroids comparison of computational power
> alone don't account for throughput. Sure, once you get something 'on
> chip' any given new device might be a lot 'faster'. But that doesn't
> factor how the older high-performance gear was rigged to handle getting
> data in and out of it. I'd daresay current desktops and tablets are
> stil woefully behind at actual throughput to support such tasks. That's
> fine, as they're not intended for that purpose.
> So, please, spare us spreading the marketing hype.
Nobody is spreading any marketing or hype. It's just a Register guy
engaging in their trademark brand of tech journalism. Anyone
who's treating it more than a couple of amusing data points
should have his Internet license revoked.
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