Monday, June 06, 2005

Big Powerful Processors

Intel and AMD seem to be flooding our markets with Dual Core/Hyperthreaded Processors. These processors are so quick that they hide away our programming inefficiencies. Even badly/poorly programmed code works good on them (not always, really really bad code will show). I realized that the same code which worked super fast on one of these processors was snail slow on another. By spending some time tuning up the code, it worked faster as expected.

The point being, on a fast processor, I would have left it as is "inefficient"

Revisit your code under harsher conditions like
  1. Lesser memory
  2. Slower processor

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