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Re: Pgcc in Deb

On Sun, 02 Apr 2000 20:28:41 David Starner wrote:

> Um, that's not what I've heard. Since optimizing for the Pentium
> will sometimes pessimize the Pentium (Pro, II, III), and the
> speedup from most programs is not that great, and anything that
> needs it can be recompiled locally, it wasn't worth the archive
> space or the manpower or extra trouble.

I disagree. From experience, I know that up to %50 speedup can be gained
in number crunching stuff. I'd suspect %20 could be pretty normal for
most CPU hungry apps, and the overall speedup would be significant.

Eray Ozkural,
CS Dept, Bilkent Univ.

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