[OS X TeX] New Mac

Themis Matsoukas matsoukas at psu.edu
Fri Sep 15 20:08:25 EDT 2006

On Sep 15, 2006, at 11:40 AM, George Gratzer wrote:

> I got a new Mac:
>   Machine Name:	Mac Pro
>   Machine Model:	MacPro1,1
>   Processor Name:	Dual-Core Intel Xeon
>   Processor Speed:	2.66 GHz
>   Number Of Processors:	2
>   Total Number Of Cores:	4
>   L2 Cache (per processor):	4 MB
>   Memory:	2 GB
>   Bus Speed:	1.33 GHz
> The LaTeX book I am writing. The 540 pages of the LaTeX book I am  
> writing (lots of illustrations) typesets in four seconds.  
> Interestingly, all four cores work busily.

Computers seem to always become faster but a couple years later they  
will be, predictably, slower than my brain. Yet, my brain still runs  
at its own MHz, and it's not getting any faster. Therefore, I  
conclude we are chasing our tails.


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