On Thu, 2002-12-12 at 14:30, HAMILTON,DAVID (HP-Ireland,ex2) wrote:
> Just to completely compound what we always knew, I have two almost identical
> systems here, both AMD Athlon 1.4GHz, both 256Mb RM, one running windoze XP
> and one running RedHat 8.0.
> Setiathome on the RedHat box processes a unit every 4 Hours.
Nice, it's about 8-9 on my PII450.
> Setiathome on the Windoze box takes 25 Hours.
This must by via the Screen Saver and therefore not a fair comparison.
Switch the XP box to use the winnt_cmdline version. That would be a
better comparison. Linux should still come out ahead though.
And to get even more accurate, compare using the same work units. Each
work unit represents part of a signal. Therefore the signals' details
affect the amount of processing needed. If you are using the same work
units then you get a better idea.
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