Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Jun 2008 21:51 UTC, submitted by irbis
AMD AMD has seen a few serious setbacks lately, especially with their Barcelona server processor, but it seems as if the company is trying hard to get things back on track. The first step in solving an issue is acknowledging it exists in the first place, and AMD CEO Hector Ruiz did just that last December. "We blew it and we're very humbled by it and we learned from it and we're not going to do it again." Reseller Advocate Magazine asks, are you ready to believe him?
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RE: dont underestimate AMD
by evangs on Tue 17th Jun 2008 05:41 UTC in reply to "dont underestimate AMD"
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a very very optimized core2 asm(with lots of core2 hacks) gmp is slower on a 3.2ghz core2 45nm than standard x86_64 asm on a 2.6ghz amd64..

I'm assuming that you're running the Core2 in 32 bit mode and the AMD is running in 64 bit mode? That'll explain your difference as applications like GMP and OpenSSL benefit loads from the wider integer registers.

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