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From: John W. Eaton
Subject: benchmark
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 1997 11:48:41 -0600

On 17-Mar-1997, Francesco Potorti` <address@hidden> wrote:

| Something strange happens when benchmarking octave 2.0.5 on Sun and
| Alpha machines, because the Schur decomposition is clearly slower than
| in octave 1.1.1, by around 30%.  This slowdown does not show on Intel
| platforms.  Don't know about other platforms.
| John Eaton says nothing should have changed that could justify this
| behaviour.
| Given the state of things, I will delay the publication of benchmark
| results for octave version 2 until this issue becomes clearer.

Well, something apparently did change, but I don't know what (yet).

Can someone verify that there were not significant changes to the
src/ file (it was called src/ in 1.1.1) and the
Lapack subroutines that are used to compute the Schur factorization?

If there were no significant changes in the code, can someone try
doing some profiling to try to find out what's going on?



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