Re: Is Fortran faster than C?
<email@example.com> wrote in message
> Vista writes:
>> I guess Intel Visual Fortran or other Fortran has natural support for the
>> quadruple precision.
> What do you mean by "natural" support? My concept involves having a
> 128-bit floating point unit and a compiler that can use it. When the
> requested precision exceeds the capabilities of the hardware, it needs
> to be emulated in software, which can be extremely slow.
But is there a 128-bit floating point unit in Intel CPU and supported by the
And how slow is the software emulation?
I would imagine that the "double double" (quad) will be still much faster
than multiple/high precision package...