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,
>> 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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