RE: win95

Bruce Luckcuck (
Fri, 23 May 1997 15:03:36 -0500

On a Compaq Proliant 5000 dual 200mhz PentiumPro we average around 2150
seconds for 2^30 keys per processor. Running two instances of the
client does not seem to affect the run time per client. This machine is
also a production PDC, DHCP and WINS server so sometimes the process
time varies with system activity. By the way, the 200mhz 604e PPC MacOS
client smokes the 200mhz PentiumPro Win client (1200 kk/sec to 1000

Bruce Luckcuck
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Arvin Meyer []
>Sent: Friday, May 23, 1997 10:39 AM
>Subject: Re: win95
>I ran some tests last night and this morning. The 200MHz P5 running under
>DESgui 1.2 ran all night (with nothing else running except the blank screen
>saver) and got 2 different time sets:
>2126/2127secs on 2^30 and
>2155/2156secs on 2^30
>I was asleep, and nothing changed at all. There was no pattern to which
>times ran when. I have no explanation for the difference in times. Even the
>power supply on this machine is filtered through a UPC.
>This morning I ran another test to see if running 2 instances of the
>program would increase the total number of calculations. It did not, on my
>single processor. The overall performance degrade was approximately 2%.
>That is, it took slightly more than twice the time to run each. BUT, I'd be
>interested in knowing what similar tests would produce on a dual processor
>machines, especially with machines running NT or other OS's capable of
>Arvin Meyer
>> From: Delphin <>
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: win95
>> Date: Friday, May 23, 1997 9:50 AM
>> Jason Gmoser wrote:
>> >
>> > On Thu, 22 May 1997 23:04:25 -0400, you wrote:
>> >
>> > >I have a P150 w/ win95 and can do 2^30 keys in <2900 with no other
>> > >running...
>> >
>> > When in Linux my P200 can do 2^30 key pairs in 2040 seconds ('95 gets
>2050 or
>> > so)... :) It beats the performance of the bitslice code on a 233MHz
>alpha that
>> > I have access to... The alpha can do 600K k/s. Crazy, no?
>> >
>> that's fairly roommates P200 does 2?^30 in about 2300 in
>> win95...I'm surprised that Linux really isn't that much faster than
>> win95...
>> --
>> Adam H. Hirschel
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