Re: rough calculations

Justin Dolske (dolske@cis.ohio-state.edu)
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
> http://www.cray.com/PUBLIC/WHATS_NEW/PRODUCTS/CRAY_T3E-900.html
> a Pentium 120 runs at about 100 MIPS
> http://www.bsdi.com/white-papers/becoming-an-isp-kolstad.html

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:http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/~dolske/>
(dolske@cis.ohio-state.edu)
Graduate Fellow / Research Associate at The Ohio State University, CIS Dept.