[Off-topic] Re: Build an erlang computer (was:Computers are fast)

Matthias Lang matthias@REDACTED
Wed Jan 25 23:48:11 CET 2006

 > Joe Armstrong (AL/EAB) wrote:
 > >    Say a Athlon 64 3000+ 2GHz 512KB cache at 1295 kr
 > >    Or the cheapest dual core Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2GH 1MB = 3250kr

Nospam Hopwood writes:

 > For the sake of argument, suppose that the dual core would do 
 > everything twice as fast (it certainly won't do better). 

The dual-core CPU in Joe's case has twice as much cache, so finding
_something_ it's more than twice as quick on isn't a lost cause.

Besides, the X2 can probably expose concurrency problems in device
drivers and the like at more than 10x the rate of the uniprocessor.


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