by Trey Morton Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald are considered classic novels. Each chronicles the hopes, fears, ambitions and foibles emblematic of its times. But it takes Wallace 1,100 pages and 577,000 words to tell his story, while Fitzgerald tells his in only 180 pages and 47,000 words. There’s little argument that both … [Read more...] about Workstation performance benchmarking: Does it take Infinite Jest to get the job done?
Hierarchy of benchmarking methodologies explained. By Bob Cramblitt An article last year in Jon Peddie's Tech Watch provided an overview of SPEC/GWPG benchmarks, citing the struggle in the early days of computer graphics between application-based and synthetic benchmarks to measure performance. For the vast majority who are not in the day-to-day performance evaluation … [Read more...] about Why application-based benchmarks matter