We would like to thank :
Professors Dave Patterson and Eric Brewer for obvious reasons.
Rich Fromm (the CS252 TA) for his overall help.
David Mazieres for his help on using the Pentium Pro performance counters.
John Williams and Sebastian Schmidt for their help on using the Alpha
21064 performance counters.
Kim Keeton for her help with choosing benchmark applications and other valuable feedback.
Stephen Smoot (and the
Berkeley Mpeg group) for providing the source code of mpeg_encode and
for providing the source code of the sorting program.
Professor Tom Anderson
and Nick Weaver for
allowing us to overload their workstations for the measurements.