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Re: [ccp4bb]: PC 3D hardware (was RE: SunBlade 100)

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I really agree with the overall statement of your posting,

On Fri, 18 May 2001, DeLano, Warren wrote:
> 	Plus, a 1.3 ghz AMD machine will give you about the same
> real-world crunching performance as a Sun Blade 1000 (better than a
> 100?) and about half the performance of a high-end Alpha ( serious
> benchmarks can be found at

however, with respect to number-crunching, I think you are not completely
right. You are neglecting the compilers that you find for the different
machines. The available open source fortran compilers for Linux are horrible
in terms of optimizing, and you can easily lose 50% performance on the Linux
box (eg. CNS).

Best regards,

Michael Seewald      <e-mail: Michael.Seewald@mpi-dortmund.mpg.de>
Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Physiology,   Otto-Hahn-Str. 11
44227 Dortmund, Germany, Ph: +49-231-1332168, Fax: +49-231-1332699