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Benjamin Z. Goldsteen ben at zeta.omrf.ouhsc.edu
Mon Jan 11 13:56:53 EST 1999

Jeff Taylor wrote:

> I did run into one other problem when installing CNS.  When I linked with
> SGI's fft library (the default), CNS failed on start up, with an error
> about the fft function.  When I linked CNS with the included fft code, it
> worked fine.  Not a big deal, I guess, but I'm assuming that SGI's fft is a
> bit faster.

Though I didn't test extensively, the FFT library included with X-PLOR
3.8 is slightly faster than SGI's complib.sgimath (on an Power Challenge
R8000 running single processor).  The difference may be the overhead of
calling a shared library.  

SGI library may be better for the future since it (or its successor)
will be updated and optimized for the latest SGI architecture.  

Benjamin Z. Goldsteen
Crystallography Program
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
405 271 8954 / 405 271 7953 (FAX)

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