On Mon, 15 Oct 2001, Spike Jones wrote:
> art 2K$ confuser of only 3.5 yrs ago, the 400 MHz P2. There are many
> possible benchmarks, but if you use the GIMPS project, the Prime95 in
> its processor optimized form, it runs right at 10 times faster on
> todays machine as on my 3 yr old geezer.
> 10 times improvement in less than 4 yrs. Not bad. spike
Now do a memory burst transfer benchmark, and then a random access memory
benchmark. You might notice that the gap between best case and worst case
rapidly becomes a gaping maw as technology matures further.
Moore's law doesn't talk about performance, just integration density.
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