[RC5] Athlon core contribution

David Burg dburg at nero.com
Fri Dec 6 20:09:58 EST 2002


Intel provides Itaniums and Itaniums 2 to software developpers - why AMD
wouldn't provide distributed.net developpers a test computer? I'd glad had a
look to AMD 64 bits chip rc5-72 performances :-)

Best regards,

David.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Karl" <kjb at clara.net>
To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
Sent: Friday, December 06, 2002 7:47 PM
Subject: RE: [RC5] Athlon core contribution


> > Read also <http://www.slashnet.org/forums/DCTI-20020928.html>, then
> > you'll see that the dnetc staff themselves say that the keyrates for
> > rc5-64 and rc5-72 will be more or less the same. The only problem they
> > mention is that the 80x86 and compatibles may have a slight problem
> > because they're so register starved, <quote> But probably other
> > architectures, especially RISC ones, won't be so affected. </quote>
> >
> >
>
> I await AMD's 64 bit x86 Athlon chip with anticipation, double the
> amount of GPRs as well as 64 bit versions of x86 registers could make it
> quite competitive with the G4.
>
> Karl
>
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