Cache performance on 386 boards running Unix

Rick Richardson rick at pcrat.uucp
Mon Oct 30 09:00:30 AEST 1989

>In article <919 at umigw.MIAMI.EDU>, angel at umigw.MIAMI.EDU (angel li) writes:
> Does anyone know the performance difference of 386 boards with a cache
> against boards without a cache, both running Unix?  I would like to

Back in the bad old days of $30+ DRAMS, we bought a 16Mhz Mylex motherboard.
This mother has a 64K cache and 120ns main memory.  Running the Dhrystones
(under 386/ix 1.0.4) on it gave 4950 'stones with the cache turned on (~0ws),
and 3652 'stones with the cache turned off (1ws).

Your results may vary...

Rick Richardson |       Looking for FAX software for UNIX/386 ??????     mention
PC Research,Inc.|                  WE'RE SHIPPING			 your
uunet!pcrat!rick|    Ask about FaxiX - UNIX Facsimile System (tm)        FAX #
(201) 389-8963  | Or JetRoff - troff postprocessor for the HP {Laser,Desk}Jet

More information about the Comp.unix.i386 mailing list