On Thu, 27 Dec 2001, Pat Barber wrote:

> The Power Mac is running One(1) thing at a time(last time I looked)
> and which "modern" language are you referring to ?? As I stated,
> this is a silly discussion and comparing two very unlike boxes is
> a waste of mailing list space.

Waste of space?  Maybe.  Interesting though...

The power mac cpu, like all cpus in wide distribution, runs one thing at a
time.  This is no different than the iSeries cpu.  The power mac OS is
multi-tasking just like OS/400.  Whether it multi-tasks as well as os/400
is the subject of testing.

> If we had a EE type on the list,perhaps he/she could lead us in
> a discussion of "clock speed" vs "processor speed".

Well fortunately we have this very useful link which compares the P4 cpu
to the G4.

http://www.arstechnica.com/cpu/01q2/p4andg4e/p4andg4e-1.html

James Rich
james@eaerich.com



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