For optimal performance, build GMP for the exact CPU type of the target computer, see Build Options.
Unlike what is the case for most other programs, the compiler typically doesn’t matter much, since GMP uses assembly language for the most critical operation.
In particular for long-running GMP applications, and applications demanding
extremely large numbers, building and running the
tuneup program in the
tune subdirectory can be important. For example,
cd tune make tuneup ./tuneup
will generate better contents for the gmp-mparam.h parameter file.
To use the results, put the output in the file indicated in the ‘Parameters for ...’ header. Then recompile from scratch.
tuneup program takes one useful parameter, ‘-f NNN’, which
instructs the program how long to check FFT multiply parameters. If you’re
going to use GMP for extremely large numbers, you may want to run
with a large NNN value.