[amsat-bb] Fwd: Re: Ham radio in Films & TV ?

Margaret Leber maggie at voicenet.com
Mon Jan 22 16:36:35 PST 2007

On 1/22/07, Roger Kolakowski <rogerkola at aol.com> wrote:
> How fast is a Cray-2 in comparison to computers now?  ;-)

 ...from the Cray website:

 The first Cray-1™ system was installed at Los Alamos National
Laboratory in 1976 for $8.8 million. It boasted a world-record speed
of 160 million floating-point operations per second (160 megaflops)
and an 8 megabyte (1 million word) main memory. .The Cray-2™ system
appeared in 1985, providing a tenfold increase in performance over the

It's more a little misleading to just quote megaflops for a vector
processor. But a 1.2GHz Athlon is quoted as peaking at around 600
megaflops. So, getcherself a quad SMP mobo...

By the way, Bob. Piet's last name is spelled "Hein".

 73 de Maggie K3XS

"In pioneer days they used oxen for heavy pulling, and when one ox
couldn't budge a log, they didn't try to grow a larger ox. We
shouldn't be trying for bigger computers, but for more systems of
computers." --Adm. Grace Hopper

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