Subject: Re: some observations on the peripheral market
To: SAVE MY WALRUS <email@example.com>
From: Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/12/1999 09:19:19
On Mon, 11 Jan 1999 11:51:30 -0800 SAVE MY WALRUS wrote:
> ... My IPX zips along not too badly considering
> it's a, what, 25MHz box? or is it 40? [my mips.c program seems to want
> to calculate it at about 40 MIPS, but I must be doing something wrong...]
IPX's don't have SuperSPARCs, but this comment from lmbench's mhz.c may
* The sparc specific code is to get around a feature of SuperSPARC
* that does two adds in one clock. Apparently, only SuperSPARC does this.
* Thanks to John Mashey (email@example.com) for explaining SuperSPARC to me.
Mind you, the code only has "#ifdef sparc" and nothing else to
differentiate it from any other sort of sparc...