Re: heavier CPU load = more pairs/sec???

Milton Forte II (mwf@ibm.net)
Sat, 03 May 97 13:50:08 -0400


In <Pine.BSI.3.96.970503111526.3360A-100000@xanadu.io.com>, on 05/03/97
at 11:19 AM, Timur Tabi <timur@io.com> said:

>Something is wrong with the OS/2 client timing's. The heavier the CPU load
>on my machine, the faster the client runs. Look at
>this:

>Processor 1 -- 2^29 complementary pairs of keys starting with
>6445D5C880010101
>................................................................
>................................................................
>................................................................
>................................................................ Processor 1
>-- Elapsed time: 2489 seconds
>Processor 1 -- Key not found
>Processor 1 -- 2^29 complementary pairs of keys starting with
>6162E52901010101
>................................................................
>................................................................
>................................................................
>................................................................ Processor 1
>-- Elapsed time: 1223 seconds
>Processor 1 -- Key not found

>On a completely idle system, the elapsed time is just over 2600 seconds for
>2^29 pairs. As the load increases (that is, I start other programs and less
>CPU is available to deschall.exe), the elapsed time decreases. In fact, now
>it's testing 2^30 pairs, because it thinks it's much faster now!

The reverse is true on my system.

>This might explaing why I only get 475k pairs/sec.

This number doesn't look right for a P6 200Mhz system.

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Milton                                        mwf@ibm.net

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