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From: Kip Macy <kmacy@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] FP's and HyperThreading Processors

On Fri, 13 Jun 2003, David McClain wrote:

> > If it was optimized for the P2 it will by definition not be optimized for
> > the P4,
> Yes, you are correct about this, but I have the Intel numerical libs for the
> P4 linked into the program. On the old P2 system, this code spend roughly
> 60% of its time inside that vendor code for FFT's. This is no longer true,
> as other tests show very high performance of just those vendor routines.

Althought he FFT code itself probably has large influence on memory access

> hand crafted efficient low-level code. But they turned their backs on our
> more forward looking needs.

When I look at the sheer number of want ads for java programmers, I can't
help but wonder how much of an issue performance really is for most 
people. I honestly think it would be much cheaper to make GC systems
locality aware than for processor vendors to incorporate GC support. 
Especially considering the apparent lack of commercial demand for

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