Linked by Tony Bourke on Mon 23rd Feb 2004 21:54 UTC
Benchmarks In continuing with my articles exploring the my SPARC-based Sun Ultra 5, I'm going to cover the topic of compiler optimizations on the SPARC platform. While many are familiar with GCC compiler optimizations for the x86 platform, there are naturally differences for GCC on SPARC, and some platform-specific issues to keep in mind.
Permalink for comment
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
re : Thanks for the article
by Wee-Jin Goh on Mon 23rd Feb 2004 23:00 UTC

Yep, I echo those sentiments. Its definitely a good article.

Couple of speculation I have about the performance of SPARC. My guess is that because its largely a RISC chip, instruction scheduling is much more important, which is why you get a larger jump in performance when optimizing for correct CPU architecture. That probably explains why the performance delta on x86 isn't so great.