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 Subject: RE: is Atari used now?
Author: Shalroth (cpc7-seac20-2-0-cust1.7-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date:   01-12-2013 19:41

Good for you! I did a paper on Benchmarking as part of my Computer Science degree... I used GemBench on an STe, TT and Falcon. I was able to answer questions like 'How much of an effect does a Level 1 CPU cache have' and 'What happens if we use a co-processor to speed up memory copy operations' - the 'question' was 'how useful are PC benchmarks?' and the answer they were expecting was 'not very much...' I turned it on its head and my answer was 'They let you probe aspects of computer organisation.' I got a great mark, thanks to Ofir Gal!!

I'm curious, what are you studying? I started in 1998 and they taught us MC68K assembler / Machine Code as an example of an architecture and instruction set, as it was much simpler and logical than i386.

 Topics Author  Date
  is Atari used now? new Elliot Bell 01-04-2013 22:41 
   RE: is Atari used now? new Joseph Place 01-05-2013 00:15 
   RE: is Atari used now? new The Paranoid 01-05-2013 14:18 
    RE: is Atari used now? new Shalroth 01-05-2013 17:38 
   RE: is Atari used now? new Shalroth 01-05-2013 17:47 
   RE: is Atari used now? new Dark Willow 01-08-2013 18:48 
    RE: is Atari used now?  Shalroth 01-12-2013 19:41 
   RE: is Atari used now? new Damion 03-06-2013 02:09 
    RE: is Atari used now? new Shalroth 06-08-2013 12:48 
    RE: is Atari used now? new Shalroth 08-17-2013 14:40 

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