Re: 100% CPU

C Matthew Curtin (cmcurtin@research.megasoft.com)
Wed, 16 Apr 1997 21:50:20 -0400 (EDT)


>>>>> "Jensen" == Jensen Harris <jensen.harris@yale.edu> writes:

Jensen> Note again--he's NOT concerned about the effects of the other
Jensen> users on the systems (there aren't any). He's concerned about
Jensen> "wearing out the processors". Like they're going to stop
Jensen> working much more quickly if we run deschall on them than if
Jensen> they sit idle all day...

Jensen> If someone with impressive bylines or credentials wants to
Jensen> write a short note explaining why this may not be too great of
Jensen> a concern (!), I'd appreciate something I could pass on.

How about this:

On the contrary to "wearing them out," it's *good* to run some
computationally-intensive tasks on the machine. It's like "flooring
it" to blow the carbon off of the valves of engines with carburetors.

:-)

-- 
Matt Curtin  Chief Scientist  Megasoft, Inc.  cmcurtin@research.megasoft.com
http://www.research.megasoft.com/people/cmcurtin/    I speak only for myself
Death to small keys.  Crack DES NOW!   http://www.frii.com/~rcv/deschall.htm