[RC5] G4 benchmarks

Dave Avery daa at rmi.net
Fri Oct 29 00:05:28 EDT 1999


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On Thu, 28 Oct 1999 13:26:26 -0400, Joe Kazura wrote:

>The code needs to be updated on RC5 to be 128-bit and to use the 
>Altivec instruction set.
>
>The current BETA client of RC5 gives about the same for a G4 @ 450Mhz 
>as it does for a G3 @ 450 Mhz.
>

that sounds nice, except rc5 is a purely 32 bit algorithm, so going 64 or 128 bits
does not help ( it uses lots of 32 bit rotates), 

and the cores are available at http://www.distributed.net/source/ for anyone who
wants to try and create a Altivec core

dave
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Dave Avery                                       daa at distributed.net
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