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Re: [ccp4bb]: HKL Workstation

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On Tue, 20 Jun 2000, Paul Hubbard wrote:

> Has anyone got an HKL work station recently? Our lab is thinking about
> graduating from SGI to Linux, and we'd like a supercharged PC to run
> CPU intensive programs: CCP4, CNS, SOLVE, SHARP, and obviously HKL.
> Graphics cards, dials, and stereo glasses are not an issue.

If you are primarily interested in getting the best number-crunching CPU
performance you should not overlook the Compaq 'Alpha' chips. Intel & AMD
architecture clock rates have zoomed over the last few years, but they
still lag badly on floating point performance.  You can run Linux on Alpha
if you choose; I am not sure which applications are supported on that

You can check SPECfp scores at www.spec.org.


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