[rescue] Trade?

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed May 7 14:02:39 CDT 2003

On Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at 08:45 AM, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:
>>    I did NOT, however, say that I use them in production.  For
>> FP-intensive stuff I use a quad-processor 21164/400-based Alpha or an
>> R10K-based Octane, and for integer-intensive stuff I use a
>> quad-processor 300MHz E450.  When I can afford to run the Cray, well, 
>> I
>> think we all know where the FP stuff goes, as long as it doesn't
>> require IEEE FP.
> You can't do IEEE FP on the Cray?  I knew that that wasn't the native
> format, but I had rather expected that one would be able to do it
> without too much speed loss anyhow.

   Nope.  Most of the FP ops are done on bare metal, not microcoded.  
Adding IEEE support would mean more...bare metal. :)


Dave McGuire           "She's a cheek pincher.  I have scars."
St. Petersburg, FL                          -Gary Nichols

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