From: Jakob Peterhänsel (jakob_at_hjemme.dk)
Date: Sat Jun 11 2005 - 14:35:31 PDT
In general, I had the same feeling when I heard this, as when I saw =20
the press release about the end of the Newton.
The main reason is not that the Mac is changing to another processor, =20=
it's the fact that it's the 'old cisc' from Intel - in my world some =20
old shit, streatched to the outer rims where almost no further =20
roadmap seems possible.
Now, if we look at last falls Super Computer list (http://=20
www.top500.org/lists/plists.php?Y=3D2004&M=3D11) we see a PowerPC system =
with Apple hardware on spot 7, feat. 1100 Dual-CPU computers at =20
2.3GHz each reaching 12.25 Gflop.
The first listed Intel Pentium system listed, is in spot 10, feat. =20
2500(!) Dual-CPU at 3.06GHz each reaching 9.8Gflop...
If that gives anyone a clue about performance, it should scare you.. =20
I scares me... !
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On 09/06/2005, at 6:37, Toby Hutton wrote:
> On Jun 08 '05, Norman Palardy wrote:
>> The AltiVec units in the G4's and G5's still kick SSE's butt and =20
>> we may
>> see some actual performance hits from that for things that use it.
> Doing some searches on the 'net seem to tell me that was true a few
> years ago but these days SSE and AltiVec are on par. I've read
> developers who have used both say each have their (dis)advantages and
> performance is pretty much the same.
> I planned to play with AltiVec directly soon but don't think I will
> bother now. Sticking with the Apple libraries is a better bet since
> they'll be ported from AltiVec to SSE although it's not as much fun as
> coding the units directly. :(
> This is the NewtonTalk list - http://www.newtontalk.net/ for all =20
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