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Re: Alpha recommendations

On Thu, 15 Oct 1998, Scott Lewis wrote:

> I heard that some folks are working on sqrt, but what about other fp ops?
> I would love to see what my Alpha can really do, especially since I intend
> to start a research project with some pretty heavy math in it.  (I intend
> to _try_ to manipulate current ray-tracing algorithms to use acoustic
> parameters rather than optical in an attempt to model room acoustic
> performance, if anybody cares.)  Well, for that matter, what is involved
> (generally) in optimizing said operations?  Is it a matter of
> reformulating the algorithm, or do you actually need to do alpha-specific
> stuff?

A good Alpha-specific assembly routine would be the best.  I doubt that a
C routine would generate the best code.  RTH is currently working on
fixing up libm, so you may want to talk to him about what's in progress
already.  Best to not duplicate effort, IMO.


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