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From: Agustin Barto
Subject: Re: OfW + ATLAS
Date: 05 Oct 2002 22:16:37 -0300

Using the version w/ atlas on my father's computer (k6-2)
some operations (like the inversion of a not so big matrix) causes the
program to crash. On a friend of mine's athlon the same operation causes
the program to stop responding. The same operation using the regular
version works fine. The computer with the cyrix proc was having memory
problems (I've been told that it works fine now).

I tried the atlas version on a lot of intel x86 with no problems.

The weird thing is that not all amd have the problem but I think the
problem is related to the amount of memory of the computer. My dad's
notbook has 64Mb and the other computers with problems had no more than

Right now I don't have much time to figure out what is going on. What
I'm gonna do is grab the atlas version and create a second


On Mon, 2002-11-04 at 21:57, Andy Adler wrote:
> One issue with this is that each octave.exe is about 7-8 Meg, including 
> 3 or 4 of them with
> different ATLAS optimizations will make the install package big.
> When I was doing the cygwin package on, (with help from 
> Philip Nienhuis)
> I build ATLAS on a number of different machines (intel and AMD). I found
> that the pentiumIII ATLAS was the fastest for all architectures, even 
> compared
> to locally build ATLAS. The other advantage was that the pentiumIII 
> instruction
> set is (I thought) very well supported.
> It surprises me that you have had AMD and Cyrix problems - could you 
> give some details.
> I think that ATLAS is such a win, that it would be a shame to be forced 
> to install
> a BLAS version anywhere.
> --
> Andy Adler

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