Mac OS X or Linux?

Eray Ozkural exa at kablonet.com.tr
Tue Apr 8 08:41:36 EDT 2003


On Monday 07 April 2003 21:33, Joseph Landman wrote:
> Numbers I have seen for bioinfo apps seem to indicate that the hardware
> is faster when code is redone for the built in vector registers (gcc
> compiler doesn't automatically do this).  Then again, this is comparing
> non-SIMD to SIMD, and I would expect that the SIMD could be faster at
> specific code patterns/fragments.  Single CPU (non-SIMD) to single CPU
> (non-SIMD) the performance comparison seems not to favor the current
> Apple PPC hardware against current IA32 machines.
>

I wonder if we can really classify those vector operations as SIMD which means 
Single Instruction Multiple Data architecture. (no this isn't a troll!)

Thanks,

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