Subject: Re: FPA board support
To: None <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 05/15/1997 14:49:45
> From: Tom Trebisky <>
> Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 11:32:25 -0700 (MST)

> Based on benchmarking info in the sun floating point programmers guide,
> the FPA runs roughly 5 times faster than the 68881.  The 68881 cranks
> roughly 0.2 Mflops and the FPA will do around 1.0 Mflops, so I think
> it is worth messing with. 

Of course, that assumes your application actually uses floating point.

> Of course my pentium or even my 5x86 will
> do 4-5 Mflops without any fussing around, perhaps more.

(I am always amused to see people pay lots of cash for floating point
speed that has absolutely no impact on the application they run! 8^)