[Beowulf] Re: newbie

David Mathog mathog at caltech.edu
Fri May 8 11:37:33 EDT 2009


Mark Hahn <hahn at mcmaster.ca> wrote,

> > Probably AMD had been thinking hard on this and decided to make
compilers at
> > last. http://developer.amd.com/cpu/open64/pages/default.aspx
> 
> interesting.  it wasn't obvious at a glance how this actually 
> differed from gcc.  besides a comparison on real code, it would
> be interesting to know the reason (political, practical?)
> what keeps open64 from simply contributing to mainstream gcc.
> is there some conflicting infrastructure?

I don't see anything on there to indicate that it is in any way faster
than regular gcc.  Never mind real code, not even standard benchmarks.
Or any comparisons to the commercial compilers, including Intel's.  If
somebody has a link to it, this sort of info is good to have.

Thanks,

David Mathog
mathog at caltech.edu
Manager, Sequence Analysis Facility, Biology Division, Caltech
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