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November 26, 1987

REVISED FIGURES FOR THE NEW ETA MACHINE

By CBR Staff Writer

Not quite so fast after all: the new baby ETA Systems Inc ETA-10P supercomputer should be rated at only 23MFLOPS, not the 25MFLOPS at which it was announced by the Control Data Corp firm, according to revised figures from the Argonne National Laboratory that take account of an error in the original Linpack code written for the test; the downgrading is significant, because, Electronic News notes, the baby Cray X-MP/2 uniprocessor is rated at 24MFLOPS on the benchmark.

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