Re: Ras Mol...

David C. Harris (
Sat, 02 Aug 1997 15:10:08

As a person trained in biochemistry and working with computers, I was
interested in your post about RasMol.

Is "L3/L4" a reference to future Linux 3.0 or Linux 4.0 kernels based on
the latest descendants of Mach? Or something else I could learn about?

By the way, I have enjoyed your posts very much. You contribute real
knowledge used for creative ideas, in a clear form. I consider your
messages to be valuable gifts to the Extropian list. Thank you.

- David Harris

At 11:57 AM 8/2/97 +0200, you wrote:
>SHARC card gives you about 1 GFlop (judging from raw silicon prices, such
>a board ought to cost around 2 k$). Porting a nanokernel with Unix
>personality to it (e.g. L3/L4) would mean serious _compatible_ MPI/PVM
>computing power. 1 GFlop/320 MIPS single-user is a lot.

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