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Re: speedups

  • To: mathgroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu
  • Subject: Re: speedups
  • From: kls30 at ruts.ccc.amdahl.com (Kent L. Shephard)
  • Date: Tue, 2 Jun 92 10:10 PDT

You would be suprised at the spped up with a FPU.  Most of the MMa stuff is
floating point.  There is a big win.
 
A crude example is Lotus on a PC.  It runs about 10 times faster if the machine
has a FPU installed.
 
Emulating floating point using fixed point is slow at best.
 
       Kent





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