Intel - Itanium Chips
J. E. Garrott, Sr
johnga at primenet.com
Sat Jan 6 07:03:20 PST 2001
Richard Bennett wrote:
> > Basicly... this speed increase won't be noticed normally...
> > It'll show up when your compiling new software and when your
> > playing Quake 3... and IMHO there is no better reason
> > for wanting a faster CPU than Quake3...
> I couldnt agree more :)
> another thing though... how does this "multi pass" thing work?
> i occasionally dabble in writing ridiculously stupid math-problem programs
> in C and always wondered how I could get get say... a 64 bit integer or
> 128bit float ... or higher (there was one encryption program which i got in
> the works which used 512 bit... but i couldnt work out how)
> i guess what i'm trying to find out is *how* can one go about using larger
> numbers than the processor can handle in one pass under C... newbie needing
> help alert!!! :P
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Get gmp, the GNU multiple precision library. With it you
can get nearly any precision you want. The cost is speed.
Sorry, it won't help playing Quake :)
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