The performance of the iPSC/860 has been studied by many researchers.
Both message passing performance and the computational performance have been
studied and some of the results are available in the following two reports:
Jack J. Dongarra,
``Performance of Various Computers Using Standard Linear Equations
Technical Report CS-89-85, Department of Computer Science,
University of Tennessee, April 1994.
Tom H. Dunigan,
``Performance of the Intel iPSC/860 and NCube 6400 Hypercubes,"
Technical Report ORNL/TM-11790, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, March, 1991.