Re: rough calculations

Justin Dolske (
Fri, 4 Apr 1997 15:17:59 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 4 Apr 1997, Lee Sonko wrote:

> assumptions:
> the Cray T3E-900 supercomputer can do 1.8 teraflops
> a Pentium 120 runs at about 100 MIPS

Well, you're sorta compating apples-and-oranges. Cray's Web page indicates
that the T3E-900 is scalable to "thousands" of processors. They say each
processor does around 900mf, so a 2000 processor system seems to be the
system that's doing 1.8tf.

Justin Dolske <URL:>
Graduate Fellow / Research Associate at The Ohio State University, CIS Dept.