Re: tcatm’s 4-way SSE2 for Linux 32/64-bit 0.3.9 rc2

I did a quick test, will report back when I try it on more machines.

Pentium E5300 Dual-Core 2.6 GHz (2MB cache, FSB 800MHz)
Processor info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfdale_%28microprocessor%29
Stock = 2261 khash/s
4-way = 1103 khash/s (64 bit)

Pentium 4 – 3.0GHz (hyper-threading off) 1MB Cache, FSB 800MHz
Processor info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NetBurst_%28microarchitecture%29
Stock = 1024 khash/s (32 bit)
4-way = 658 khash/s (32 bit)

Pentium 4 – 2.8GHz (hyper-threading off) 1MB Cache, FSB 800MHz
Processor info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NetBurst_%28microarchitecture%29
Stock = 917 khash/s (64 bit)
4-way = 747 khash/s (64 bit)

If I didn’t know better, I would say the key is the CPU cache size. Seems all the CPU that run slower have 2 MB or less onboard cache, where as the Core i5 starts with at least 3MB of onboard CPU cache.

I hope someone can test an i5 or AMD to check that I built it right.  I don’t have either to test with.

I’m also curious if it performs much worse on 32-bit linux vs 64-bit.

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