Intel - Itanium Chips

Richard Bennett rocket.fish at btinternet.com
Sat Jan 6 07:02:11 PST 2001


/me considers working out PI to a few million DP. :)
----- Original Message -----
From: J. E. Garrott, Sr <johnga at primenet.com>
To: <lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2001 3:03 PM
Subject: Re: Intel - Itanium Chips


> Richard Bennett wrote:
> >
> > > Basicly... this speed increase won't be noticed normally...
> > > It'll show up when your compiling new software and when your
> > > playing Quake 3... and IMHO there is no better reason
> > > for wanting a faster CPU than Quake3...
> >
> > I couldnt agree more :)
> >
> > another thing though... how does this "multi pass" thing work?
> > i occasionally dabble in writing ridiculously stupid math-problem
programs
> > in C and always wondered how I could get get say... a 64 bit integer or
> > 128bit float ... or higher (there was one encryption program which i got
in
> > the works which used 512 bit... but i couldnt work out how)
> >
> > i guess what i'm trying to find out is *how* can one go about using
larger
> > numbers than the processor can handle in one pass under C... newbie
needing
> > help alert!!! :P
> >
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> Get gmp,  the GNU multiple precision library.  With it you
> can get nearly any precision you want.  The cost is speed.
> Sorry, it won't help playing Quake :)
>
> John
>
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