dual vs single core opteron 100's

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at over-yonder.net
Tue Jan 24 17:41:10 PST 2006

On Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 07:54:12AM +0800 I heard the voice of
Erich Dollansky, and lo! it spake thus:
> A average user will always believe a dual 1 GHz machine is faster
> than a single CPU 3 GHz machine as long as there is no complex
> computation.

Until early this month, I sat at a dual-proc 200MHz PPro every day for
the last 7 years.  If it were a single (heck, if it were a single
300MHz system), I couldn't have managed that long.  As a dual...
sure, Mozilla was unusable, and I'd just go to bed for big compiles,
but interactive response was always good.

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  fullermd at over-yonder.net
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