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.
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Me too
by Christopher X on Tue 24th Feb 2004 08:09 UTC

I too would be curious to see how -Os would do compared to the others, especially how a 64-bit binary compiled with -Os would do compared to a normal 32-bit one, since 64-bit binaries tend to be larger. Would a 64-bit -Os binary still be larger then say a 32-bit -O3? Beyond that I recently purchased my first Ultra machine, specifically to run Solaris. Its a Ultra 60, and I plan on upgrading the hell out of it. :-) I also downloaded some Aurora iso's just to give it a whirl and see if Linux on these older UltraSparcs really is faster, but even if it is I want to run Solaris.