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    Phoronix: The "Dirndl" On AMD Opterons Are Impressive

    In regards to the impressive open-source launch I alluded to yesterday, I am told by a company representative that "the ball is rolling" and it's being pushed to go out today. Though based upon the time now, and that the press release is going out via PRNewsWire, I would guess it may not hit the wire until midnight (EST). Regardless, the Phoronix information exposing this project we've codenamed "Dirndl" is ready...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTU1MQ

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    Any chance of this having an impact on the performance of Mesa?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by allquixotic View Post
      Any chance of this having an impact on the performance of Mesa?
      Chances are it'll only affect CPU bound operations

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      • #4
        Originally posted by FireBurn View Post
        Chances are it'll only affect CPU bound operations
        Unless it's the GPGPU "CUDA-killer" compiler and not EKOPath.

        But enough of this. Speculating is a waste of time and effort. Wake me up when there's actually some news.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by allquixotic View Post
          Any chance of this having an impact on the performance of Mesa?
          That's what i'm hoping too. Btw. what compiler AMD and NVIDIA use to compile the blobs? GCC?

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          • #6
            Nice. Wondering if this can also speed up multimedia encoding and decoding, mplayer/ffmpeg/x264, etc.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ahlaht View Post
              That's what i'm hoping too. Btw. what compiler AMD and NVIDIA use to compile the blobs? GCC?
              AFAIK Catalyst is compiled with gcc, not sure about nvidia, but probably also gcc.

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              • #8
                Ffmpeg

                I'm really curious as to how this would affect two things:

                1) FFMpeg
                2) MLT (used by Kdenlive to composite video effects)

                I recently started video editing on a similar rig (2x 2352's, same mobo that I bought after the phoronix review of the initial barcelona release), and while I'm fine editing SD video (10 effects on three layers, smooth as butter. scales to 8 cores real well), I would love some performance increase for when I do projects in HD.

                I suppose the implied wish here is for an MLT benchmark in the PTS, preferably with the frei0r plugins.

                Anyways, the improvement in floating point is mighty impressive, I'm excited.

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                • #9
                  I would like to see a comparison between that, gcc and Visual Studio's compiler for the same code.

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                  • #10
                    Why don't you feel the need to tell your readers what's this all about? Why do you take it for granted everyone knows what you're talking about?

                    I have no idea what Dirndl is or what it is all about. If you have explained it before, put a link to that earlier article. If you haven't, put a link to an external source that explains it.

                    This is web journalism 101 and you miss it all the time.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Aleve Sicofante View Post
                      Why don't you feel the need to tell your readers what's this all about? Why do you take it for granted everyone knows what you're talking about?

                      I have no idea what Dirndl is or what it is all about. If you have explained it before, put a link to that earlier article. If you haven't, put a link to an external source that explains it.

                      This is web journalism 101 and you miss it all the time.
                      As said (and linked to: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=OTU0Ng) and further discussed in the forums, it's a temporary codename until the respective company makes their public announcement... If I say what it is much in advance, the company probably won't be too thrilled. At that point, there's a 4-page Phoronix article in the queue that explains what is 'dirndl.'
                      Michael Larabel
                      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Aleve Sicofante View Post
                        Why don't you feel the need to tell your readers what's this all about? Why do you take it for granted everyone knows what you're talking about?

                        I have no idea what Dirndl is or what it is all about. If you have explained it before, put a link to that earlier article. If you haven't, put a link to an external source that explains it.

                        This is web journalism 101 and you miss it all the time.


                        a Dirndl is a really nice tool to push up your performance in sexiness ;-)

                        means Dirndl will tune your little girl to beat every other slut and by pump up your penis you will feel great!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
                          means Dirndl will tune your little girl to beat every other slut and by pump up your penis you will feel great!
                          God bless Q )

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                          • #14
                            Sadly phoronix has become (or always was?) a tabloid. Who can take this site seriously with stunts like this? Boasting scoops and annoying people when the article hardly lives up to the headline. Always shamelessly advertising itself via links in articles back to phoronix articles (have you ever read an article here that contained fewer than 5 links back to other phoronix articles? I think not..). Always going on about the "test suite", etc etc.

                            It's a shame this site is the only (sort of, there are others like osnews, ars technica, slashdot, etc. But there isn't really another place where almost everything is gathered in one place) site that gathers most linux news in one place. Until such a site appears (hint, hint) I shall be forced to visit this place every once in a week to see if i missed something off the other sites (if I can be bothered to scroll through the endless "does xxx boot faster than yyy" articles and similar garbage)... On the other hand if this tabloid/crap "benchmarking" can stop here then I would be happy to return. But I won't hold my breath.

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                            • #15
                              I'm hoping it's a CPU optimization; otherwise announcing results for Intel SB and AMD Opterons would be a deliberate attempt to fool us all.

                              Maybe some geniuses developed a breakthrough C compiler which can automatically parallelize non-optimal code over 4 or 8 cores (like loop unrolling, but over multiple cores). Kudos if it uses SSE2 and/or finally forgets about 32-bit compatibility.
                              I'd be happy to see that in the GCC, but it's more realistic to expect such an improvement on a competitor.

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