Saturday, August 07, 2004

Heard in passing...

Things heard at the GP2 Workshop:

Fred Brooks:
In the days of IBM 7950 (1961), you would program one 250 byte instruction, go for lunch, program one more, and then leave for the day.

Keith Cooper:
In 1980, a compiler could generate code that ran at 85% of peak CPU power (on a VAX). The figure now is 5-15%.

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