Alpha beowulf: True64 or Linux?

James Cownie jcownie at etnus.com
Fri Feb 2 05:52:03 EST 2001


Martin Siegert asked :-

> Should we use True64 or Linux?

> - software availability? I heard that Compaq's development suite (compilers,
>   debuggers, etc.) is available on both platforms. What about scientific
>   libraries, etc.

Our Totalview debugger is available for either operating system (and
supports MPI on either).

Compaq's compilers are available on either, however I believe that the
Compaq compilers on Linux do _not_ support either HPF or OpenMP. (For
HPF they like their own message passing system, and for OpenMP they
like their own thread library).

Good luck.

-- Jim 

James Cownie	<jcownie at etnus.com>
Etnus, LLC.     +44 117 9071438
http://www.etnus.com

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