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Re: Mail archives


R Clint Whaley <rwhaley@cs.utk.edu> writes:

> Camm,
> >Greetings!  I'm new to this list, and was wondering if there was an
> >archive setup somewhere.  
> I am looking into getting this done, but it's not in place yet.  As
> an extremely elegant stop-gap, you can find
>    www.cs.utk.edu/~rwhaley/DLOAD/atlasD,
> which is my personal mail file regarding all the "developer" style
> ATLAS mails.  I show my age by admitting I use old "mail", so you
> can read it with mail -f +atlasD, with your mail path set appropriately.
> You can also read it into MH, but I don't know how since I'm still
> living in the 70's with good old mail . . .


> >Just as an FYI, I think my next attempt at atlas contribution will be
> >double precision level 2 kernels using the PIII prefetch command.
> >Does this sound like a good idea, i.e. consonant with the efforts of
> >others?
> So, in one of my abortive attempts to get the new developer release out,
> I was attempting to add your stuff to the package, and the GER kernels
> all failed the tests described in atlas_os.ps (you need to apply the
> new makefile given on the developer homepage, though).  Now, unfortunately,
> my laptop was between upgrades, the atlas directory I was using was
> screwed up, and so I was far from sure the error was in your kernel.
> Can you run the tests and tell me if your GER kernels indeed pass for
> you?

OK, I've just upgraded my machine to the lastest compilers, et.al.,
and am now up and running with your latest atlas beta.  Everything
goes fine as long as my kernels are compiled with -g only.  The tester
segfaults on my kernels with -O and higher.  I'm looking into this
now.  It may be due to some unexpected assembler shuffling by the new

> To answer your question, I am *very* interested to see if you double
> precision can be helped by prefetch, and no one has admitted to working
> on it yet . . .

Me too!  Hope to have info soon.

> Thanks,
> Clint

Take care,

Camm Maguire			     			camm@enhanced.com
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