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March 11, 2016 AT 2:00 pm

Raspberry Pi vs SPARCstation 20: Fight! #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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A couple weeks back, I tweeted the following:

Turns out a Raspberry Pi now is about 6× as fast as a SPARCstation 20 was 20 years ago. And a Pi 2 is more like 15× as fast.

I was a little low in my numbers, too — they’re more like 7× and 16× to 41× as fast — since I was going from memory!

Here’s how I came up with that.

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1 Comment

  1. Back in the day, we ran one of the world’s largest natural language corpus servers on a SPARCStation 20. With over a billion words indexed and 20-40 simultaneous users, we thought we were rocking it …

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