Monthly Archives: December 2005

AMD64 3400+ is faster than Pentium EE?

I just realized that my AMD 6400+ laptop was actually faster than Intel’s Pentium Extreme Edition 3.72 GHz CPU after reading the following link: http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/11/21/the_mother_of_all_cpu_charts_2005/page24.html

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Connecting Holux GM-210 GPS Receiver to Laptop

I bought my portable GPS receiver a few years ago. It was designed to connect to my Sony CLIE NX80V PDA. Somehow, since then I almost never used it. Perhaps because it was too cumbersome to put in my card. … Continue reading

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Some Optimization Flags on GCC

Yesterday, I was playing around with some optimizations options supplied by GCC (ver 4.0.2) on my AMD64 laptop. I created a very small code to compute sin(x) * cos (x). As we know, Pentium and newer processors support a FP … Continue reading

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X86_64 Assembly Nightmare

A few days ago I was trying to compile mpg123 application. It is a command-line MP3 player. I begin with command: make helpIt gave some options. First I tried “make linux”, still failed to compile with a bunch of errors. … Continue reading

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64-Bit Power Struggle Heats Up

AMD still is the winner, at least for now. http://www.eweek.com/print_article2/0,1217,a=167278,00.asp

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Xbox 360 mod chips almost available

This is cool! Amazing, these hackers are doing it fast! Xbox 360 mod chips almost available

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Cool Reference in Programming

Cool Reference for programming: Free Programming Resources – freeprogrammingresources.com

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Fixes on FFTW for 64bit

I just downloaded FFTW library from http://www.fftw.org and tried to compile it with full optimizations and 64bit-enable flag. Many files were compiled OK, but when GCC tried to compile sse2.c, it failed with complaints: Error: suffix or operands invalid for … Continue reading

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I am in 64bit Now!

A few days ago, I did installed SUSE ver 10.0 64-bit edition to my Compaq Presario R3000z laptop. After backing up all the data to my new SEAGATE external hard drive (its 200 GB, so has plenty of space), I … Continue reading

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It is now Era of Parallel Computing!

Everything is now done in parallel! AMD and Intel are pacing to get first to the market with their dual-core, quad-core or even octa-core processors, although I believe AMD won the 64bit and dual-core in the first cycle. Xbox360 which … Continue reading

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