G4's for scientific computing
erayo at cs.bilkent.edu.tr
Sun Apr 14 21:08:39 PDT 2002
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On Monday 15 April 2002 04:57, William R. Pearson wrote:
> I might have agreed with the statement that one must have hand-tuned
> Altivec code which pretty much excludes general purpose scientific
> computing 4 months ago, but our experience has been very positive -
> our programs are not specialized signal processing programs, but, in
> retrospect, it was easy to get very dramatic speed up.
I imagine fake vector processing would only work for certain type of problems.
That's not SIMD by any measure. Don't you really need multiple data streams
for general purpose HPC?
Eray Ozkural (exa) <erayo at cs.bilkent.edu.tr>
Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara
www: http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/~erayo Malfunction: http://mp3.com/ariza
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