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|| 18 April
|| Lionel Delafosse
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- some links updated (thanks to Mario M. Westphal).
- some cosmetic changes on "internal" and
- adding some cross-links in order to find the source
examples more quickly.
- update two programs in Program
From Dr Dobb's Journal, #297 March 1999, Sorting
A team of students of the University of California at
Berkeley has broken the world record of data sorting.
Joshua Coates, Spencer Low, and Philip Buonadonna
completed the Datamation sort in 1.18 seconds - less than
half the time of the previous record holder. The record
was set using a cluster of 16 off-the-shelf PCs, each
with two Pentium processors and two hard disks, running
Windows NT 4.0. The computers were networked together
using an experimental protocol called VIA (Virtual
developped as a commercial standard by Intel, Microsoft,
and Compaq. The Datamation sort involves reading one
million, 100-byte record off a disk, sorting them, and
writing the data back to disk.
- a link updated (thanks to Vic Drastik).
- a cosmetic change on home page.
- correcting some spelling errors.
- some links updated.
- adding one paper () in Tutorials,
Silicon Graphics (SGI) and Ordinal Technology have just
established a new world record. They have sorted more one
tera-byte in two hours and thirty-two minutes. To obtain
this result, SGI used a standard test benchmark
(MinuteSort), which count the number of records of 100
bytes sorted in a minute. The used computer was a
The previous record had been established by Digital with
SyncSort (5 Go sorted in 378 seconds).
Last updated on: April 18,
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