Weekly Classic Computer Trivia Question (20150204)
dpi at dustyoldcomputers.com
Thu Feb 5 09:26:33 CST 2015
On Wed, Feb 4, 2015 at 5:35 PM, Dave G4UGM <dave.g4ugm at gmail.com> wrote:
> > A benchmark for commercial-type workload in the 1960s was called the
> > "Gibson Mix"
> > (presumably after a Mr or Dr Gibson). It predates the Whetstone.
> > I can't remember whether CCTA ran it on our ICL1905E or the Honeywell L66
> Ah the joys of CCTA tests. I worked on two of those, one for a L66 to
> DPS300 upgrade at NERC Bidston, and one for an IBM4381 install at Nerc
> > that replaced it.
> > <<<<
> > Just looked it up on wiki … my memory is a bit faulty - it was a
> benchmark for
> > scientific workloads and dates from the late 50s.
> > But, yes, it was devised by a Jack Clark Gibson of IBM.
This was not a possible answer I was familiar with but I like it.
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