Top 500 trends

Mark Hahn hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Wed Nov 27 11:47:29 EST 2002


> > If we're going to use metaphors, at least use fair ones.  It has been
> > years since any of the big iron computers could be compared to quality
> > PCs in speed or most other useful system dimension as oxen to chickens.
> 
> STREAM bandwidth is the main one.

out of curiosity, do you mean "PCs have improved a lot",
or "big iron is even faster now"?  
I tend to think of Stream as being embarassingly parallel, 
thus doable well on a simple grid of chickens ;)

hmm, SGOC, has a nice ring to it.

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