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Forum: Hardware 2009-06-19, 03:19
Replies: 39
Views: 3,592
Posted By mephisto
You could take a leaf from this guy who put six...

You could take a leaf from this guy who put six Quads in an Ikea cabinet:
http://helmer.sfe.se/

Today I guess you could go with six dual socket mobos with two Nehalem Xeon each (and no, there are...
Forum: Hardware 2009-04-05, 04:54
Replies: 7
Views: 1,097
Posted By mephisto
Just to confirm db597, here is a test at Tom's...

Just to confirm db597, here is a test at Tom's Hardware:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-atom-efficiency,2069.html

In short, a Core 2 Duo E7200 gives a lot more performance per watt...
Forum: Lounge 2009-04-02, 04:58
Replies: 25
Views: 2,985
Posted By mephisto
Tom's Hardware's Biggest CPU Shoot-Out, Ever: ...

Tom's Hardware's Biggest CPU Shoot-Out, Ever:
http://www.tomshardware.com/picturestory/502-shootout-april-fools.html
Forum: Programming 2006-11-17, 00:35
Replies: 1
Views: 1,096
Posted By mephisto
Fortress: A new math language

Guy Steele, known from Scheme and Java (and a C reference manual, and a book on Fortran high-performance computing) is involved in a new language from Sun called Fortress:...
Forum: Programming 2005-10-08, 05:10
Replies: 25
Views: 3,745
Posted By mephisto
Ruby

Here's ruby, a kind of cross between smalltalk, python and perl.

Standard programming style:
input=File.new 'hrf3.txt' # defaults to 'read'
output=File.new 'hrf3exp.txt', 'w'
prev=nil
begin #...
Forum: Hardware 2005-06-10, 22:26
Replies: 20
Views: 1,778
Posted By mephisto
Nope. But how many people in the past 10 years...

Nope. But how many people in the past 10 years have actually bought Apple hardware because of 'technical superiority'? For market share, look for supports what I need to do (which for Apple is...
Forum: Lounge 2005-05-07, 01:51
Replies: 40
Views: 2,812
Posted By mephisto
I won't pretend to be an expert on these matters....

I won't pretend to be an expert on these matters. But I did have a year of social anthropology, which made very interesting reading. The cultures we read about were certainly a very small fraction of...
Forum: Programming 2005-01-23, 16:25
Replies: 25
Views: 3,745
Posted By mephisto
XSL

The transformation can be done in XSL (XML Stylesheet Language) by first converting the plaintext file to XML.
Timing: 1.3s for text-to-xml conversion, ~14s for the XSL transform, with Java JRE...
Forum: Programming 2005-01-20, 02:01
Replies: 25
Views: 3,745
Posted By mephisto
Squeak!!!

Here's Squeak, an open source implementation of Smalltalk.
Smalltalk is probably best known for the fact that everything is an object: ints, booleans, methods, everything - they basically invented...
Forum: Programming 2005-01-16, 07:53
Replies: 25
Views: 3,745
Posted By mephisto
Timing for the code above (compiled, P4 2.8 MHz):...

Timing for the code above (compiled, P4 2.8 MHz): 0.8 seconds, including library loading.

> (time (run))
user time = 0.875
system time = 0.031
Elapsed time = 0:00:02
Allocation...
Forum: Programming 2005-01-16, 07:28
Replies: 25
Views: 3,745
Posted By mephisto
Common Lisp. Haven't used the language since...

Common Lisp.
Haven't used the language since university five years ago. Still, it's a cool, elegant and convenient language IMHO. I miss it.


(defun run() ; define method
(with-open-file (in...
Forum: Lounge 2004-08-21, 16:02
Replies: 11
Views: 2,091
Posted By mephisto
Addition to 8 (sometimes I *really* dislike the...

Addition to 8 (sometimes I *really* dislike the :censored: edit time limit )

- project objective must be something I find somewhat interesting and with at least some degree of social or scientific...
Forum: Lounge 2004-08-21, 15:24
Replies: 11
Views: 2,091
Posted By mephisto
1. a. Male 2. Are you between the ages...

1.
a. Male

2. Are you between the ages of:
c. 25-50

3. Where do you live?
b. Europe: Norway

4. How did you get introduced to/first hear about Distributed Computing?
Forum: Lounge 2004-08-07, 00:50
Replies: 208
Views: 15,047
Posted By mephisto
They are saying they want 'controlled growth',...

They are saying they want 'controlled growth', they have apparently stopped giving out new invites for now. Which makes sense considering they're still in beta. Wouldn't want too many dissatisfied...
Forum: PrimeNet 2004-07-28, 05:24
Replies: 28
Views: 3,021
Posted By mephisto
A 'farm' is one or more computers dedicated to...

A 'farm' is one or more computers dedicated to Prime95 or some other computing project.
Forum: Software 2004-07-21, 14:17
Replies: 29
Views: 5,603
Posted By mephisto
Depends on the other processes running on the...

Depends on the other processes running on the system.
Nothing will be paged until the total memory requirements exceed the physical memory. After that, paging is based on some variant of an LRU...
Forum: Software 2004-07-20, 02:30
Replies: 21
Views: 7,413
Posted By mephisto
Your computer slows down because the physical RAM...

Your computer slows down because the physical RAM is used up, so the computer resorts to using the harddisk as extra memory. This is very slow, and the 80-90% idle reflects that the processor spends...
Forum: Lounge 2004-07-18, 23:19
Replies: 4,312
Views: 330,145
Posted By mephisto
http://www.style.org/unladenswallow/

http://www.style.org/unladenswallow/
Forum: Lounge 2004-07-13, 15:54
Replies: 23
Views: 973
Posted By mephisto
I've tried Opera for about a week, and it will be...

I've tried Opera for about a week, and it will be my default browser from now on.

My online bank turned out not to be a problem, since the last time I checked, they had added support for Opera...
Forum: Lounge 2004-07-09, 03:58
Replies: 23
Views: 973
Posted By mephisto
I started with Mosaic on Unix around 1993,...

I started with Mosaic on Unix around 1993, switched to Netscape sometime later, and have been using IE almost exclusively since 1999 or so.
Now I think it's about time for another switch, and will...
Forum: Lounge 2004-06-30, 15:20
Replies: 208
Views: 15,047
Posted By mephisto
I got the first one. Thanks :)

I got the first one. Thanks :)
Forum: Hardware 2004-06-25, 21:54
Replies: 39
Views: 3,038
Posted By mephisto
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Hardware 2004-06-25, 13:10
Replies: 39
Views: 3,038
Posted By mephisto
FLOPS means less for a PC than for a...

FLOPS means less for a PC than for a supercomputer.
A supercomputer's primary purpose is to crunch (floating point) numbers, so the number of floating point operations it can do per second is of...
Forum: Hardware 2004-06-22, 10:31
Replies: 39
Views: 3,038
Posted By mephisto
Sort of. There are plenty of details that differ...

Sort of. There are plenty of details that differ between CPU's and motherboards, and some systems cannot be overclocked at all.
Still, these links may serve as a starting point:...
Forum: Hardware 2004-06-21, 23:33
Replies: 39
Views: 3,038
Posted By mephisto
Normally, yes. Either by settings in BIOS or by...

Normally, yes. Either by settings in BIOS or by setting switches on the motherboard.
Not really recommended unless you enjoy spending a lot of time fiddling with hardware setup, and is prepared to...
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