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Re: Comparison of GCC-4.9 and LLVM-3.4 performance on SPECInt2000 for x86-64 and ARM


On 06/24/2014 10:57 AM, Ramana Radhakrishnan wrote:
>
> The ball-park number you have probably won't change much.
>
>>>
>> Unfortunately, that is the configuration I can use on my system because
>> of lack of libraries for other configurations.
>
> Using --with-fpu={neon / neon-vfpv4} shouldn't cause you ABI issues
> with libraries for any other configurations. neon / neon-vfpv4 enable
> use of the neon unit in a manner that is ABI compatible with the rest
> of the system.
>
> For more on command line options for AArch32 and how they map to
> various CPU's you might find this blog interesting.
>
> http://community.arm.com/groups/tools/blog/2013/04/15/arm-cortex-a-processors-and-gcc-command-lines
>
>
>>
>> I don't think Neon can improve score for SPECInt2000 significantly but
>> may be I am wrong.
>
> It won't probably improve the overall score by a large amount but some
> individual benchmarks will get some help.
>
There are some few benchmarks which benefit from autovectorization (eon
particularly).
>>> Did you add any other architecture specific options to your SPEC2k
>>> runs ?
>>>
>>>
>> No.  The only options I used are -Ofast.
>>
>> Could you recommend me what best options you think I should use for this
>> processor.
>>
>
> I would personally use --with-cpu=cortex-a15 --with-fpu=neon-vfpv4
> --with-float=hard on this processor as that maps with the processor
> available on that particular piece of Silicon.
Thanks, Ramana.  Next time, I'll try these options.
>
> Also given it's a big LITTLE system with probably kernel switching -
> it may be better to also make sure that you are always running on the
> big core.
>
The results are pretty stable.  Also this version of Fedora does not
implement switching from Big to Little processors.


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