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 Rugxulo on Thu 19th Jun 2008 21:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: dont underestimate AMD"
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its really quite simple, for the code gcc generates for openssl, amd is superior, and as for gmp, the standard x86_64 implementation on AMD, beats the crap out of a special core2 asm hacky version, on core2.

AMD is known for being very friendly to the GCC developers (et al.) and donating a lot of hardware. So, it's no surprise (and nice to hear) that GCC supports them well. Of course, the (in)famous Intel compiler is probably better for their chips, but they are supposedly? still kinda braindead re: SSE working on AMD chips (still using a "GenuineIntel" check ??).

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