[RC5] 999 to 1000 blocks and P5: MMX vs Classic

Chris Jones fiddles at distributed.net
Wed Jan 14 01:13:26 EST 2004


On 14-Jan-2004, Nuno Louren?o wrote:
> I bet there is still more total cpu power with Pentium MMX than with some
> other type of non  x86 cpus. After all they were Intel best seller for a
> while.
> Nuno Louren?o
Anyone is welcome to develop/optimize any of the cores - source code is
available from http://www.distributed.net/source. So if anyone out there 
has experience optimizing for the MMX CPU's, your help would be much 
appreciated!

> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andrew Hime" <hime at charter.net>
> To: "D.net Discussion" <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 6:28 AM
> Subject: Re: [RC5] 999 to 1000 blocks and P5: MMX vs Classic
> 
> 
> >
> >
> > As far as I know, there is no MMX core for RC5-72.  Back in the
> > days of RC5-64 there were a lot more Pentium 1 MMX's around, but
> > now there probably isn't much demand for an MMX core.
> >
> > ***
> >
> > Isn't it still a good idea to develop one? Increased efficiencies of older
> > machines can only help, and the code should be relatively (?) easy to
> > transpose from 64 to 72.
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