Comparative Processing Power

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Glossybear, Dec 16, 2002.

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2002
    Hollywood CA
    Is there a site that shows the comparative processing power of various super computers and how they compare to consumer computers?

    My wife was asking about gigaflops and super computers, and why couldn't she have one...

    So I was looking for statistics on the first gen Crays to see how they stacked up against the dual 1.25 G4s. But no luck...

    Any thoughts?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2002
    I think that ol' Seymor Cray, once said "Amusing - I'm using an Apple G4 to simulate a Cray3" I can't remember what it was about exactly but I think it had to do with Apple's use of a Cray to simulate aspects of design a while back... naturally, Apple uses Apple today.

  3. Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    Re: Comparative Processing Power

    it's apples and oranges

    it's hard to truly match up a mac against a pc accurately

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