Subject: Re: PC164 memory bus speeed (was: pciide performance on alpha)
To: Dave Huang <>
From: Simon Burge <simonb@NetBSD.ORG>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/15/1999 13:16:37
Dave Huang wrote:

> On Sat, 14 Aug 1999, Simon Burge wrote:
> > Almost all of my results are with "gcc -O2", so I'm pretty sure the
> > compiler isn't getting in the way.  The code seems to be relatively
> > simple - just multiple traversals of a linked list.
> Okay, just checking :) I was kinda disappointed with my PC164 until I
> realized that I wasn't testing with the same compiler... now I'm just
> disappointed with gcc ;) My K6-2 460MHz does compile stuff faster than
> my alpha though...

gcc does have it's weaknesses - that's for sure.  Floating point seems
to be particularly bad, and on a lot of architectures...

> > I'm talking a good couple of years (3+) ago.  I didn't know that there's
> > one available now - do you have a URL or any details?
> Ah, okay... they currently have an AlphaServer 1200 and a DS20 for
> people to play with:

I'll have a look, ta.

> The OSF/1 one might've been
> at

That's the one!