(j3.2006) IEEE modules and NORM2
Thu Oct 9 13:56:57 EDT 2008
On Thursday 09 October 2008 10:51, Van Snyder wrote:
> always going to be a lot slower than simply scaling. ?This is
> because there is overhead in the calls to get and set flags.
One of the goals of a proper exception handling mechanism is to avoid the
overhead of always checking flags, even when all goes well. Rather, do extra
work only when something does go wrong. Isn't that what interrupts are
designed for: interrupting the computational stream when something happens?
Aleksandar Donev, Ph.D.
Lawrence Postdoctoral Fellow @ Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
High Performance Computational Materials Science and Chemistry
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