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Allegro 4.1 on a Sparc 10
>>Date: Thu, 01 Apr 93 12:25:02 EST
>>I'm sending this as a bug-report as well as to the mailing list
>>because I'm hoping to get some information from both Franz and other
>>Allegro users. My basic question is, why isn't my Allegro code very
>>much faster on a Sparc 10 than a Sparc 2?
This is really what I am wondering.
>>Now, if I remember right, a 10 is supposed to have approximately 2.5
>>to 3 times the cojones of a 2, measured in spec marks. Some simple,
>>purely numeric test code that I wrote does indeed run at least 3 times
>>faster. Even some simple, non-numeric test code (lots of consing,
>>calls to MEMBER, EQUAL, etc.) runs about twice as fast.
>>So, do any other users have any experience with 10s yet? Does Franz
>>have any intuitions about this situation?
>>I'd greatly appreciate any information. I imagine the mailing list as
>>a whole would be interested as well.
We had no SS2. We are now using SS10 from Oct. 92, as a
kind of replacement from 4/260. So I don't have any info
and I really want to know the reason.
Rumor says recompilation of every library of C codes
using Sun's new C compiler (not allegro level lib)
is needed to get the full functions of SuperSPARC.
... but I am not sure.
I don't like to purchase Sun C compiler to run Allegro fast.