Redhat Linux or Windows Xp
Did Redhat Linux or Windows Xp Computed 2 Power 9,999,999?
By George Chamoun
If you ask any computer expert about the advantage of computer use, two of their answers will be: The numeric computation capability, and the speed at which any task is done.
There many more advantages for using computers, but I will stress on the numeric computation aspect of those advantages.
I have done a test involving numeric computing to test the power of my Central Processing Unit of my computer. What I also did the test using Windows Xp and Redhat Linux, which are both installed on the same computer.
One of the reasons why I did the test, that I am about to explain, was my urge to sense the power of computer by looking at the screen.
Another reason was, I was getting fed up with Hearing about computer specs, without even knowing what they can do, or mean.
Here is an example:
Pentium II, 350 MHZ, Ram=256MB
Pentium III, 500 MHZ , Ram=512MB
and so on...
What is the power of the above specs?. How to approximate how many times the above P III is more powerful than the P II?.
Here is what I did:
I used my Pentium II, Ram=288MBs computer that has Windows XP and Linux installed on the same Hard disk in the same computer.
I tried to use the maximum numeric computational power of the computer by trying to get the result of multiplying the number '2" by itself 99 times and every time I got a result, I added another "9" until the computer can't handle the numbers anymore.
Using Windows Xp, I ran the calculator by typing "calc.exe" in the Run box. Then, I used the scientific calculator to handle the exponential calculation.