multiplications vs. subtractions: which one is faster?
comtech.usa at gmail.com
Sun Jul 15 04:36:22 CEST 2007
In my project I am seeking ultimate speed. In one small part of my
program using GMP/MPFR, I am facing the following two design choices:
The operands/variables are of 1000 digits precision in MPFR mpfr_t
format(floating point numbers).
1. Using two for loops with around 80*80=6400 substractions;
2. Using one for loop 7+15+21+32+63=138 additions and 138 multiplications,
Which approach will be faster? Please shed some lights on me from your
Since the change in design is complicated (the MPFR programming is
much like arranging registers in assembly language programming), I
want to first do some thought experimenting and comparison.
Moreover, I would appreciate any further
suggestions/advice/comments/tips on how to improve speed using MPFR
Thanks a lot!
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