Power Fractal
Power Fractal
1.4.1

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Power Fractal free download for Mac

Power Fractal1.4.1

02 March 2008

Parallel graphics benchmark app (was AltiVec Fractal).

Overview

Power Fractal is a numerically-intensive parallel graphics application that computes a Mandelbrot-like fractal and displays processor performance statistics. This app uses the AltiVec, SSE, and multiple processors (MP) for its computations and uses UCLA AppleSeed's MacMPI library for communication between parallel processors. To run it on a Mac cluster, use Pooch. This code will also compute correctly on single processor machines and non-G4's.

What's new in Power Fractal

Version 1.4.1:
  • Newly re-optimized SSE code and fractal presets for the new 8-Core Mac Pro, where it can achieve over 80 GigaFlops

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How would you rate Power Fractal app?

4 Reviews of Power Fractal

5
Probert
20 January 2003
Version: 1.1.3

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I wanted to check whether the altivec enabler was functioning for the G4 upgrade in my Powermac. The mac (system profile etc) doesn't give accurate information on the upgrade, so it's hard to know what's actually going on. Your program was concise, easy to use and answered the question. Thank you
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Anonymous
03 December 2004
Version: 1.2
A great app to explore the beauty behind the Mandelbrot set. It really kicks on the PowerMac 2 x 2.5 GHz ... nearly 16,000 Mflops! Feature requests: - Zoom via rectangle selection. - Pan the view by (say) holding down a key and dragging the mouse ala Photoshop.
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Josef Nagy
29 December 2003
Version: 1.2
Yawn. Another macintosh fractal software. What shall I do with it? What makes it more special than all the others? Why can´t mac fractal programmers go together and create something that could match PC software Fractint?
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Anonymous
27 December 2003
Version: 1.2
My G4 shutdown when I tried to open Altivec Fractal. Guess my machine is no good.
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5
Probert
20 January 2003
Version: 1.1.3
I wanted to check whether the altivec enabler was functioning for the G4 upgrade in my Powermac. The mac (system profile etc) doesn't give accurate information on the upgrade, so it's hard to know what's actually going on. Your program was concise, easy to use and answered the question. Thank you
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