Best x86 processor for float/double performance
we are doing a massive statistical data analysis based on double precision floating point numbers.
Now we are considering running this analysis either on a Pentium4 or an AMD64 processor machines.
I have seen evidence that the Pentium4 processor is much faster than the AMD processor while computing floats, say for 3D applications.
But is this also true for Java doubles?
I'm very thankful for all comments on this.