[parsec-users] PARSEC on solaris/sparc

Christian Bienia cbienia at CS.Princeton.EDU
Sat Feb 23 22:47:17 EST 2008

Hi Jayaram,

> Could someone give more details regarding this (from the download
> web-page):
> Limited support exists for the following platforms, but not all
> benchmark programs are available:
>     * Solaris/Sparc

Some of the programs which load binary data from a file do not support big 
endian architectures. Most programs do not do that and should run on 
Solaris/Sparc. In a few other cases I've had the time to add support for big 
endian architectures (it's not difficult, a matter of a few days). These 
programs were tested and run on Solaris/Sparc.

If you need one of the benchmarks which doesn't run on Solaris/Sparc, look 
e.g. at bodytrack. I've added the routines for automatic endianness detection 
and byte swapping, you can simply copy and use them with whatever program you 
need. Please send me a diff if you port a new program to Solaris/Sparc.

- Chris

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