[Numpy-discussion] Numpy and the Pentium 4
tchur at optushome.com.au
Sun Apr 29 17:00:14 EDT 2001
Roy.Dragseth at cc.uit.no wrote:
> Hi, this might not be what you asked for, but...
> There is a benchmark report comparing 1.7GHz P4 and 1.3 GHz Athlon on
> Mostly gaming and windows stuff, but also a scientific benchmark
> included (implementing the Hartree-Fock algorithm for those with
> knowlegde in quantum physics). The Athlon still has an egde even on
> the scientific benchmark.
> On the other hand, the stream benchmark numbers for the P4 is some of
> the most impressive I've seen.
> So if your application is like an old vector code you might be better
> off with a P4, but the memory price is insane...
Many thanks. I suspect that the stream benchmarks are quite relevant to
our code. Maybe there is no cause for Alpha-envy after all...
The costs of RDRAM for the P4 seems to have fallen dramatically in the
last few months. And Intel just cut the cost of the P4 itself.
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