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Re: ramblings about old hardware, gzip, bz2, and pentium opts

On Wed, 1 Dec 1999, Michael Neuffer wrote:

> I know it doesn't quite fit here, but with SUNs native compiler for
> SPARC you can indeed measure a speedup of almost 600% if you
> compile gzip optimized for Ultra SPARC (v9) instead of normal
> SPARC architecture.

However, does this change gzip from a 32 bit program to a 64 bit program? 

I also understand that the difference between an Ultra SPARC and a normal
SPARC is rather extreme so this might be quite normal..


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