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Re: 3.1.1 assembler bug on IA-64

From: Richard Fish
Subject: Re: 3.1.1 assembler bug on IA-64
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 11:18:15 -0700 (MST)

On 1 Feb 2001, Torbjorn Granlund wrote:

> I better change is to fix the ia64 umul_ppmm macro.  Change "e" in
> three places to "f" in the asm.

Thanks.  I'll try it.

> That will give you much better speed, but still just perhaps 5% of the
> peak performance of this chip.  Since I don't have any ia64 system,
> nor ia64 development funding, I am not going to work on improving the
> performance.  I'd gratefully commit well-written assembly routines to
> the GMP repository, and equally gratefully would accept an ia64 system
> and development funding.  :-)

Compaq actually has a pretty neat setup with their 'testdrive' systems
(http://testdrive.compaq.com).  They provide free access (you just have to
register) to a bunch of systems, including alpha and IA-64 systems.  I
don't think they provide funding though... ;^)

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