Opteron announcement

Mikhail Kuzminsky kus at free.net
Mon Jul 23 12:44:16 EDT 2012


According to Bill Broadley
> Apparently the link to http://www.amd.com/opteronservers just went
> live.  Tons of cool docs/benchmarks.  
> 
> ... 
> Oh and one more interesting link:
> Software Optimization Guide for AMD athlon 64 and AMD Opteron Processors
> http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResources/0,,30_182_739_7203,00.html
> 
> Amusingly all the submissions that I looked at the full reports for
> use the Intel compiler.  So the Opterons extra registers are ignored.
> 
> Time will tell if 3rd party compilers that fully utilize the additional
> registers can win benchmarks against Intel's compiler.
   PGI (Portland Group) 5.0 will have Opteron support. The product
will be available at summer (June, if I remember correctly).
It'll be very interesting to compare !

Mikhail Kuzminsky
Zelinsky Inst. of Organic Chemistry
Moscow

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