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

Chris Krumme (krumme@ibm.net)
Sat, 03 May 1997 13:07:27 -0500


Timur Tabi wrote:
>
> 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 -- Elapsed time: 2489 seconds
> Processor 1 -- Key not found
> Processor 1 -- 2^29 complementary pairs of keys starting with
> 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!
>

I see similar results:
idle 2^30 keys ~2700
emacs/netscape 2^30 keys ~2200

PPro 200MHz. Warp Connect 3.0 FP17 32M

I can't image who is using the processor...