On Sat, 30 Sep 2017 07:01:47 -0700 (PDT), Tony Lance wrote:
>So in 1997 I used 50 CERN experimental results which showed particle mass in MeV, error >margin and charge of sub-atomic particles. I checked them against 10 Platonic and >Archimedean solids using the number of polkadots on a polygon. With a Fortran 77 program >5000 tables were searched for best fit in 90 minutes on an IBM bog standard PC. 20 years >later and 900 times faster with dual core 64 bit, it took 6 hours to search 5000 tables >for best fit against 4741 derived particles and 2724 solids of two polygons. this time >using Fortran 95 with 40 decimal places and a NAG Perpetual Accademic License which lets >me freely distribute ready to run software with a built-in run time library. A commercial >license would have cost 10 times more. However there is still the problem of the needle >in a haystack.
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Also needs OS details.
What is "bog" in "IBM bog standard PC?"
Are you saying what took 1.5 hours with 1997 tech (in DOS?) took 6 hours (four times longer) with 2017 tech (in Windows?).