Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 12:13:13 -0500
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
Subject: Re: Help a 9-Year Old in Science Fair
From: Robert F. Davis
Sverdrup Technology /AEDC group
Arnold Air Force Base, TN. 37389-1300
> Benevolent SAS Users ---
> My son, Tim, would like to find the "fastest computer in the world"
> his Science Fair. I suggested a simple SAS datastep that would
>record the > time, count to say 10,000,000 and record the time. The
>results could be
> E-mailed to him via Internet.
> At this time I'm a lookin' for:
> 1) Willing volunteers distributed both among the U.S. as well as
> 2) Simple, run anywhere w/ basic SAS, data step code suggestions.
>We're > looking to run on TSO, MVS, Unix, PC ... just about anything.
> 3) Participants and suggestors will receive absolutely nothing in
>return, > other than the satisfaction of having helped a bright,
> old boy learn something important about the generosity of the
>internet > community.
> P.S. Please keep code suggestions very short and simple, as
>participants > will have to likely rekey everything themselves.
> Thanking you all in advance.
> Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
> St. Louis, Missouri
It should be noted that any program that collects time stamps at
beginning and end will also include system overhead and task queue
times. The same program run on the same computer at different times
of the day will result in different times because of system loading