My System

For all those wondering what kind of machinery might do the job, here is mine.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe current machine is:

  • 2011: 4,0GHz i7-990X (Hex Core), 256Gb SSD + 6Tb HDD int + 2x6Tb ext disk, 24Gb RAM, Win7-64Pro, dual 19″ pivotable monitors¬† (RPI = 42)
  • 2013: nVidia 560Ti swapped to 2x nVidia GTX770 OC/4Gb
  • Vue Complete¬†2014
  • PoserPro 2014 and Reality3 / LuxRender and Octane
  • ¬†Photoshop CS6

The ones before:

  • 2007: 2,4Ghz Q6600 (Quad Core), 4Gb ram, 1 Tb disk, Vista Ult 32, dual 19″ pivotable monitors (RPI=55)
  • 2002: 1,8GHz Pentium 4, 512M/1Gb ram, 80Gb disk, Win XP Pro, 17″ (RPI=140)
  • 1997: 180MHz Pentium Pro, 64Mb ram, 4Gb disk, Win NT / 98, 15″ (RPI=125)
  • 1992: 33MHz 80486, 4Mb ram, 120Mb disk, MS DOS 3 / Win 95 (RPI=18)
  • 1989: 12 Mhz 80286/87, 640kb ram, 20Mb disk, MS DOS 2 (RPI = 12)
  • 1985: 5MHz 8088/87, 128kb ram, NO disk (dual floppy), MS DOS

RPI = my Relative Performance Index, power compaired to the previous machine. It’s the multipication of:

  • relative processor speed (eg 6-core 3,33 vs 4-core 2,4 = 2,0)
  • the average of relatieve disk and ram growth (eq 512Mb+80Gb over 64Mb+4Gb = 8 and 20 so; 14)

From start till now: 12 x 18 x 125 x 140 x 55 x 42= 8.7 billion! times raw performance increase over 25 years of private PC ownership.

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