[Beowulf] Win64 Clusters!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mike Davis jmdavis1 at vcu.edu
Tue Apr 10 12:00:52 EDT 2007


Also FWIW, We've limited our Studio 9,10,11 usage to Solaris thus far. 
The performance under Solaris 10 on both sparc and x64 has thus far been 
superior to Gnu. I haven't done a side by side of the same app with both 
linux and Solaris.


Joe Landman wrote:
> Geoff Jacobs wrote:
> 
>> Joe Landman wrote:
>> <snip>
>>
>>> FWIW2: (and not a sun shill here) Studio 11 is *free*.  Doesn't seem to
>>> generate as good (e.g. fast) code for linux as its commercial
>>> competitors under linux (nor for that matter is the code it generates
>>> under Solaris as fast as the code other compilers generate under Linux,
>>> at least for my test cases)
>>
>> How comprehensive is the implementation of each element of Forte 11 (esp
>> FORTRAN)?
> 
> 
> Don't know, haven't used it extensively for codes.  Tried their C/C++ 
> compiler.  Took quite a bit of effort to get it to work with the 
> autoconf/gnu toolchain.  Almost gave up (e.g. it wasn't worth the effort 
> anyway). GCC gave about the same performance in some cases, and about 
> 20% less in others.
> 
> 
> 

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