Wednesday Aug 12, 2015

GoveBye

When UltraSPARC IV was shiny and new
We waded through profiles looking for clues.

We talked to the masters of code generators,
"Can you run my job faster?" we begged and we whined,
"Not without data" they would remind,
"You may RFE us, but make it succinct,
with just the right proof and no extra stink."

Your vision was clear.  All data should be
Under your mouse, and ready to see:
The forest with one click, the tree with another;
Or the roots and the branches without any bother.

"What code snips are hot?"
Your answer was SPOT.

I'll stop rhyming soon; I shall not plow through
The detail of all our adventures with you.
Let it just be said that you guided, you taught,
You diagnosed and classified and problems were caught.

Our respect for you grew, more and more;
I cannot believe that you're 404.

Monday Jul 01, 2013

About this blog

Occasional discussion of computer performance, especially performance of CPU, Memory, and Compiler (the components measured by SPEC CPU)

I contributed to the development of SPEC CPU2006 and SPEC CPU2000, and serve as run rules editor for the CPU subcommittee.

In the picture, I am the one on the right. The file name for the picture says it all - I need to get out on that bike more often.

Old Fat Guy With One Foot In The Gravy

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