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Old 2021-05-12, 19:03   #41
"David Kirkby"
Jan 2021
Althorne, Essex, UK

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Originally Posted by VBCurtis View Post
This also helps others see if perhaps their msieve copy isn't as fast as it could be (e.g. compiling it oneself can prove *much* faster if the binary one finds online isn't compiled for the same architecture).

That's a bit of a problem with open-source benchmarks. The performance depends on the compiler and the computer. On really needs to compare hardware using the same binary. It would be worth the source code reporting the compiler version used. I believe that there are some pre-defined values in GCC that indicate the compiler version. I guess the benchmark could check its own md5 checksum, and report that when it runs. Then at least one would know if the exact same binary is being reported each time.
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