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Subject: Re: WMCCC Hardware

Author: Bruce Moreland

Date: 21:39:50 10/17/97

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On October 17, 1997 at 18:23:47, Amir Ban wrote:

>Some may be limited in hardware because they write assembler, but the
>issue for others is simply availability and logistics. I have a pure C++
>program that runs on Win32, which makes it probable that I could run on
>an Alpha quite easily. When I learned that I was going to compete
>against several Alphas, I put extra effort in my program and actually
>managed to shave some percents off, no small achievement for a mature
>program. But this overclocking business completely defeats me and makes
>me aware that I have been wasting my time investing in my program
>instead of going all out for some hardware.

Sounds like there will be one more Alpha at next year's event.  You will
be able to port on the first compile, most likely.  You don't even have
to worry about byte-ordering or sizeof(int) issues, they are the same on
both platforms.


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