Squeak History... don't forget the Levco Prodigy! :-)

Bruce ONeel edoneel at sdf.lonestar.org
Tue Apr 22 14:44:24 UTC 2003

Dan Ingalls <Dan at SqueakLand.org> wrote:
> The Dorado was quite a machine for a personal computer -- the size of a small refrigerator and packing ECL circuitry with a micro cycle time of 25 nanoseconds.  We predicted that it would get us under a microsecond per bytecode, and it did -- just.  I don't remember the send speed, but it should have scaled pretty much as now, relative to the bytecode speed, which would put it around 40K sends per second.

Which, amusingly, puts it right in the range of my NetBSD powerbook
540 (33 mhz 68lc040) with a slow memory bus.

0 tinyBenchmarks '1481481 bytecodes/sec; 56086 sends/sec'

So, I have a mini dorado!

In fact, in MVC, it is quite the usable Squeak machine.  It's not good when more
than one person is using it though :-(&

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