Re: Hardware Progress: $319/GF

From: Eugen Leitl (
Date: Sat Jun 01 2002 - 08:35:52 MDT

On Fri, 31 May 2002, Mike & Donna Deering wrote:

> I'm interested in keeping track of the doubling time of power of an

What is wrong with J/s?

> entry level desk top computer. It would be handy if we all could use
> a standard metric. I've noticed people using the 18 month figure
> which is clearly outdated. My gut feeling is somewhere between 6 and

Oh, you obviously don't mean power, then.

> 12 months but I would like to see data. I know that the computer I
> bought for $800 12 months ago (900MH, 40 GHD, 120MRAM, CDRW, 15"MON) a
> similar 2GH system from Gateway now sells for $800. Is there some
> place that tracks this stuff? The doubling time I mean, not the
> prices.

You're talking about integration density, not computation. That is
something different. There are benchmarks, but the only true measure is
your code.

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