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[3]: dont underestimate AMD
by javiercero1 on Tue 17th Jun 2008 17:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: dont underestimate AMD"
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You provide no quantitative numbers to back anything up, what is the system config, OS, compiler flags, etc, etc, etc.

The burden of the proof is on the one making the claims: i.e. you, not me.

I am yet to see a 3+Ghz core2 machine perform slower than a 2.4 Ghz Barcelona, period.

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RE[4]: dont underestimate AMD
by Redeeman on Wed 18th Jun 2008 09:41 in reply to "RE[3]: dont underestimate AMD"
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I can get you the openssl numbers, not the gmp, as i dont have access to the hardware right at this moment, and i dont want to spread out false(though fairly accurate from memory) numbers.

openssl rsa 4096 signs/s
phenom 2.5ghz: 167.42 signs/s
core2quad 3.2ghz: 159.72 signs/s

altering compiler flags or anything, doesent appear to really affect it (i suspect its asm code? either way, its what one gets for openssl.)

and believe me, its worse for gmp.

oh btw, it seems gmp's own site back me up aswell (allthough they dont have tests with the special core2 asm optimized version, which i did)

Edited 2008-06-18 09:45 UTC

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