Re: Helping the Ultra Sparc port.
Hi dear Ultras,
I was just wondering about performances.
First let me apologize if I bother you with dumb questions,
but don't we need everyone to make it "the world" ?
Second let me ask my dumb question :
I tried once to convert my simulation code to long double under
a Sparc 5 and ended up having an awfully much much slower prg
then the double one. I used the C++ CC from Sunpro tools which
I think was using 64 bit for long double. I was wondering how
performances will be concerned by 64 bits ? I think that the
processor of the Sparc 5 was a 64 bits. Because i am
very interested by precision in my calculations, I tried several
multiprecision packages, but all ended up being useless because
much slower. Only the fake long doubles of PCs helped me a bit.
I may have completely misunderstood something, don't be too
hard on me when answering.
Thanks a lot,
Claude CIRBA (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
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