Optimized key rates?

Corbett J. Klempay (cklempay@hops.cs.jhu.edu)
Sat, 3 May 1997 01:46:09 -0400 (EDT)

Just a question out of curiousity...I see all this talk of work
being done on creating highly optimized binaries for Alphas, Ultrasparcs,
and the rest...what would you guys guess that a well-optimized Alpha
binary would pull in keys/sec on, say, an Alpha 500? I'm just wondering
what kind of improvement we're talking here...I would imagine substantial
(I would hope so...I saw on Rocke's page that an Ultra2 barely edges out a
single Pro 200), but I'm just curious as to what kind of improvement we
can expect.

On a side note (somewhat unrelated), would anyone be able to point me to a
good site to find SpecInt and SpecFp figures for Alphas, Ultrasparcs, and
a few other upper-echelon processors?

Corbett J. Klempay
(410) 516-3565