Multiple currencies exist in the world. We don't all use USD.
well you have interest rates , money value proyections, devaluation, inflation, investment rates, taxes, deductibles, loans, etc. but at the end is a problem of quantity, this marginal errors won't be a problem for 100.000 transaction but for millions of transactions/per hour it grows to a big number, big enough to fear litigation that will cost you much more than just get an IBM power system to keep them under control
Originally Posted by droste
I think he means rounding errors when converting decimals into binary floating point numbers. More DFP info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_floating_point
Originally Posted by dibal
Nowadays, looks like everyone open ups their IP for licensing .
Start with nVidia, then IBM. Who next?
Let's be fair and compare against the 8 core Power7
Originally Posted by Obscene_CNN
IBM p750 POWER7 3.55Ghz 4s/32c/128T - 93,080 SAPS
http://download.sap.com/download.epd?co ... 3BD00B024B
IBM Flex p260 POWER7+ 4.1Ghz 2s/16c/64T - 54,700 SAPS
http://download.sap.com/download.epd?co ... 2D331FE3FF
Bear in mind that the top bin 8 core Power7+ is 4.22Ghz which hasn't been tested yet on this benchmark.
Per core Power7+ is around 50-60% faster than Intel.
IBM will be licensing the Power8, not Power7. A couple of articles just popped up:
If what IBM is quoting is true that Power8 is 3x faster than Power7, this makes Power8 up to 4.5x faster than the fastest Intel chip.
"You can imagine if you have 3x the performance of a Power7, you can do some very interesting things,” Steucheli said.
According tho this article the power 8 is 1.6 times faster than the power 7+ on single thread apps.
It also notes that the cache bandwidth has doubled and it has provisions for a L4 cache.
Could be so.
Originally Posted by Timrjothy
But perhaps that wouldn't have happened if they did what they now did five years ago.