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Number crunching :
Posted 1559 days ago by Providence Christian School
I read the sticky about optimized apps and that brought up a few questions:
1. does ABC use mostly integer or FP math?
2. Does ABC take advantage of the SSEx instruction sets? which ones? does it do it automatically?
3. Does the ABC algorithm lend it self to GPU processing? Any movement to take advantage of it if so?
I have a team with a wide range of machine capabilities and would like to put projects on machines which most use all their abilities. e.g. use of SSE3 can have an affect far beyond the raw clock speed, so I would rather throw a project on a processor which can use its capabilities fully.
ABC is nice because it it small and tight and all my memory challenged machines can run it, instead of not running boinc at all.
It would be nice if BOINC took into consideration various project capabilities and machine capabilities when handing out work in a multiproject team environment.