[rescue] Perverse Question

Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 patrick at zill.net
Sat Jun 14 22:07:06 CDT 2003

On Sat, Jun 14, 2003 at 08:07:25PM -0700, Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Jun 2003, Dave McGuire wrote:
> Sun's cc is pretty good, I also love MIPSpro though... the most pedantic
> compiler on earth :), I make a point in compiling things using SGI's cc
> because I will know that it will be as true to C as it can be. Plus gcc
> has a nasty set of gccisms that are quite annoying sometimes and break
> some standards. Also I love MIPSpro automatic parallelization tools, they
> are fantastic sometimes and I have been quite impressed. Like SUNs
> compiler, stuff compiled using cc instead of gcc in IRIx is significantly
> faster.... :)
> BTW Dave, I love MIPS :) (except for the R8K :) ). The R3K was a beautiful
> design IMHO....

I would like to ask you, since you study computer architecture, why
not take a bunch of R3k's, bump up the MHz and put them on a 2 or 3
million transistor die and have an instant SMP box?  You could put the
cache-coherency and memory controller on the same die.

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