Re: Ultrasparc clients

Andy Church (achurch@dragonfire.net)
Thu, 29 May 1997 11:26:55 EDT


>SunOS 5.5.1 is the same thing as Solaris 2.5.1, so no,
>64-bit code won't work on that machine. I hope to get some
>32-bit bitslice clients released in the not-too-distant
>future; their performance isn't as impressive as the 64-bit
>clients', but in general they do a bit better than the
>current clients.

Curiosity attack: What _is_ bitslicing, anyway? What makes it faster
than "regular" clients?

<goes to slice a few bits for lunch... or maybe that's not what it
means :^) >

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