will people drop out?

Duane T Williams (duane@cmu.edu)
Sun, 15 Jun 1997 12:10:28 -0400


Now that Sun is throwing machines worth millions of dollars at the DESCHALL
effort, it wouldn't surprise me if lots of people with PCs decided to drop
out? Won't they figure it's not worth their time anymore? There has
always been a differential between people with faster and slower machines,
of course, but it has generally not been enormous -- perhaps a factor of
10. But now the differential is huge -- well over a factor of 1000.
Hundreds of the smallest processors could be removed from the statistics
with no noticeable effect.