[RC5] Mac OSX client "Pause if running" busted?

Didier Levet kakace at wanadoo.fr
Wed Nov 12 14:12:52 EST 2003

Le 12 nov. 03, à 15:43, groovyr at comcast.net a écrit :

> it appears "Pause if running" is busted in Mac OSX client.
> Has anyone else been able to get it work in the current beta
> or stable release?

dnetc v2.9007-486-CTR-03090710 for Mac OS X (Darwin 7.0.0).
[Nov 12 18:47:13 UTC] 2 crunchers ('a' and 'b') have been started.
[Nov 12 18:47:19 UTC] Paused... ('Safari' active)
[Nov 12 18:47:30 UTC] Running again after pause... ('Safari' inactive)

As far as I can tell, the client pauses/unpauses as expected. Could
you describe what you mean by "Mac OS X client" ?

> While I am here,   is there any time frame for a truly optimized G5 
> core?

No time frame yet. Writing a G5 optimized core is a nightmare, mainly
because the increased instruction latencies adds complexity to an
already unreadable piece of code (the 2-stages pipelined AltiVec cores).
The peak rate of a G5 core would be near 10-11 MKeys/s per GHz,
i.e. 30-40% faster, providing the core keeps the CPU busy on every
cycles. Now if someone want to write an optimized core, the best I can
do is to wish him a good luck.


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