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Date: 2007-07-04 (20:06)
From: Grant Olson <olsongt@v...>
Subject: RE: [Caml-list] ANN: Chess III Arena 0.5
> Le 4 juil. 07 à 04:18, Grant Olson a écrit :
> > You know I think I saw you post something similar before, 
> and ignored 
> > it because I didn't want to trick myself into thinking the 
> GPU's speed 
> > was actually Ocaml's speed.
> This is complete nonsense. In any language you try to get 
> most from your gpu, someone writing in C would do the same.
> Your sentence translates to I will program badly on purpose 
> to test ocaml's speed. I'm sure you wouldnt't do that.
> And by the way _if_ your bottleneck is on the gpu or in cpu 
> to gpu transfers this attitude will in no way test ocaml's 
> performance.

My point was offloading the work to another subsystem doesn't give me a very
good idea of the general-case performance of the language.  For most
programs the GPU is not a factor one way or the other.  And yes I realize
I’m still using the GPU to some extent so I'm already cheating.  This was a
learning exercise, not an attempt to write high-performance production code.
Standard pre-mature optimization mantras come to mind as well.

Incidentally, Jon's code seemed to run slower on my graphics card anyway.

Off to see if us Americans can reclaim the hot-dog eating world title,