Re: Illinois and compilations

Christopher Dickens (
Fri, 18 Apr 1997 13:23:21 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 18 Apr 1997, Dan Calle wrote:

> On another note entirely, has anyone looked into what happens when you
> compile the non-x86 client with gcc -O6? Having one Alpha that can only do
> 0.2 MKps, I'm definitely interested. Alternatively, you can use cc with
> about a dozen command-line options to tweak the compilation, but I figured
> it'd be easier to try it with gcc and one option. :-)

I personally would like to see a IRIX 6.3 / R5000 specific compile! On a
real IRIX system running MIPSpro compiler, one should use:

CFLAGS = -O2 -o32

This makes OPTIMAL use of the 32/64 bit nature of the R5000 processor in
the MANY SGI O2 machines being fired up out there. I have a Pentium 133
which is pushing out about twice as many cycles as this machine. On
compilations of POV-RAY on both machines, I'm getting that the O2 is about
30% faster in computations which sounds right.

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