Bruce, a question about An Optimized Application

Akos Fekete
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RE: RE: 387: 387

Message 23631 in response to message 23628

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387: 387 compatible
Axx: Pentium Pro compatible

Your meens is that new than Pentium Pro should use A36,and the older use 387.
Is it?


Not exactly.
"Pentium Pro compatible" means that the target processor has to be able to execute all instructions of Pentium Pro processor to run this code.
Example: Pentium Pro was introduced in 1995, but AMD K6-III is not compatible with it. K6-III was released in second half of 1999.

Akos Fekete
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RE: So, is the Ixx version

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So, is the Ixx version better for Pentium IV?


Yes, it is faster but just with some percentages.

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A36 running on 2xXeon4 (S603,

A36 running on 2xXeon4 (S603, HT), 2xPIIIs Tualatin, XP T-Bread and 2xMP T-bread now, no trouble so far.

Those results that I switched to A36 in the middle of the calculation have survived it (as it isn't using anonymous platform and doesn't need app_info.xml), one of them already validated OK.

Good work, thanks !

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This is wierd.. I've tried

This is wierd.. I've tried the A36 on four different machines and I'm not seeing any difference in performance at all. As far as I can tell, I've got it installed properly - I'm just not seeing any difference in speeds.

*Edit: Okay.. perhaps I was going by the wrong thing.. benchmarks don't seem to change any, but after watching the client for a while it seemed to be going a little faster than the expected time for similar workunits. I guess I'll just leave it on a machine for a while and check back after work when I get home.

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Installed on all 4 pc's

Installed on all 4 pc's today.

The first 1 that crunched a whole wu, went from 1.36 hours to 40 mins (an XP2000), and validated 100% ok.

Great job akosf.

Keep up the good work.

Thx from 1 happy camper

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RE: 387 (win app. for older

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387 (win app. for older processors)

Thanks for your continued efforts. Seems to be running fine on a K6-2, and hopefully I'll be back in around 100 Ksecs. or so with a positive report! :-)

Also, apologies if you were offended by my initial criticism of the test release. None was intended.

Alinator

Akos Fekete
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RE: Thanks for your

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Thanks for your continued efforts. Seems to be running fine on a K6-2, and hopefully I'll be back in around 100 Ksecs. or so with a positive report! :-)

Probably this code isn't the best for K6-2, but I hope that it will be faster than original.

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RE: *Edit: Okay.. perhaps I

Message 23638 in response to message 23634

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*Edit: Okay.. perhaps I was going by the wrong thing.. benchmarks don't seem to change any,


You are of course correct, the benchmarks refer to the fundamental operating characteristics of your machine, and are not related to any software that the machine is running.

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Noted, but at around 200K for

Noted, but at around 200K for stock Albert I'll take anything I can get!

Thanks again for the updated apps and further guideline info.

Alinator

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"It's all so clear to me

"It's all so clear to me now." - David Bowman(2010)

Yes, my initial misunderstanding was in thinking that this A36 file would affect the benchmarks -- obviously incorrect.

I'm pleased to report that the P4 2.66 I have at work is now completing work in roughly 35 to 40 percent less time than before.

Thank you akosf for your programming talent and interest in sharing! :)

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