Serverworks LE versus VIA Chipset

Joel Jaeggli joelja at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Sat Dec 23 22:05:52 EST 2000


On Fri, 22 Dec 2000, Kolbuszewski, Marcin wrote:

> >From what I've read, a PS2 coupled with GPS system and 3D map
> could drive a Cruise like missile without major difficulties. That was the
> direct reason for initial thought of export restrictions.

um... a patriot missile which admitidly an air defense rather than cruise
missile is powered by an intel 8088... missile guidance is for the most
part a rigorous application of real-time computing rather than raw cpu.

> But PS2 is built around a RISC processor (I _think_ IBMs Power something) so
> it is not that much more powerful that your dekstop...
>
> Marcin
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Leimbach
> To: Ken
> Cc: epaulson at students.wisc.edu; beowulf at beowulf.org
> Sent: 12/22/00 8:10 AM
> Subject: Re: Serverworks LE versus VIA Chipset
>
> Actually there was an article an /. not too long ago about how PS2's
> have
> export restrictions due to the massive computing power stored within.
>
> I haven't seen the specs for a PS2 so I won't say its true or not.  I
> just
> remember the old article saying that it was feared they might be used
> for
> weapons research which is exactly what /. claims Iraq is doing.
>
>
> Could be true... screweyer stuff has happened..
>
> Dave
>
> On Thu, 21 Dec 2000, Ken wrote:
>
> > Actually, if you beleive NBC news, we should all be using Play Station
> > 2's.  They actually had someone on saying that the PS2's are "1000
> times
> > more powerfull than any desk top computer".  I may have the quote a
> > little wrong, but that was pretty much what he said.
> >
> > I was a little skeptical when Slashdot pointed to a story about Iraq
> > building PS2 clusters to get around the sanction on computer equipment
> > but who am I to argue with NBC?  ;-)
> >
> > --
> > Ken Lowther
> > Youngstown, Ohio
> > http://www.atmsite.org
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