[nSLUG] Built new server
mikegpc at hemmysoft.com
Wed Sep 8 16:55:08 ADT 2010
Please don't start an "Anti-Wikipedia" rant, again. Every time I turn
around, all I hear is Wikipedia is wrong abut this or that. The trick to
research is have more then one resource. If a wiki is your only resource for
your information, it might be a good idea to look for more options to
cross-compare the information. I'm not saying to avoid them like the plague
either. It's all about feasible reality. As they say, "don't put all your
eggs in one basket."
On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 4:32 PM, D G Teed <donald.teed at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 1:18 PM, Scott Walsh <walsh at cs.dal.ca> wrote:
>> "Of course this is completely wrong, unreliable, ill-founded, and
>> utterly useless..."
> Before we had wikipedia and such to check on these things,
> I had assumed bogo mips was a notation for Bogus MIPS,
> so yes, it is intended as a ball park measurement. The Atom CPU might
> be able to get through the test quickly simply by being so
> minimalist as a CPU design. The test is simply running a loop,
> which might avoid CISC instruction translations required for
> typical executables (just speculating here).
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