Big Mac up to 3rd Place as of October 25

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by suzerain, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. suzerain macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2000
    Beijing, China
    Hey there.

    I'm sure this has been mentioned, but I just noticed that the Big Mac cluster up to 3rd place, moving past the Itanium2 cluster (and it's even edging the Itanium cluster on GFlop/s per CPU: 4.52 to 4.45).

    I'd say this is as high as it will go, seeing as #2 is a Linux cluster with 8,160 CPUs that's churning oput almost 14,000 GFlop/s.

    The G5 cluster is getting close to 10,000 GFlop/s, with 9,555.

    I think you can draw the conclusion from this that both the PPC 970 and Itanium2 are pretty kick-ass chips, and it's nice to see IBM/Apple have the edge for once!

    The PDF file is here.

    Edit: I forgot to attribute Macs Only! for the story.

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