I have been watching this thread on speed of different systems and I have
some more real world input, since most of my work is very floating point
intensive(Calculating CNC cutting tool paths) I have some pretty quick
machines, the fastest being a 750 Athlon running winnt. Most of these
machines spend their days crunching tool paths and there nights crunching
seti data units.
If you go to our seti website you will see some interesting numbers. A 4
year old PC164 alpha 433 MHZ is running about 10.25 hours per data unit. The
750 athlon is running 16.75 hours per data unit. A 667 Pentium III is
running 19.25 hours per data unit. A PII 333 is running 36 hours per data
unit. Now I understand that the machines have different OS's and maybe
running other apps at the same time but usually these guys are trying to get
as many data units as possible.
Here is the break down in chart with os.
pc164 433mhz Linux 10.25 hours/data unit ***
Athlon 750mhz WINNT 16.75 hours/data unit
PIII 667mhz WIN98 19.25 hours/data unit
PII 333mhz WIN98 36.00 hours/data unit
*** When running WINNT this box did 9.25 hours per data unit.
As far as I am concerned the athlon and PIII need to go back to the drawing
board if my 4 year old PC164 is smoking them.
Anthony J. Kiszka
Manager Information Systems
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