What do you guys thing about the P4

Tru Huynh tru at pasteur.fr
Tue Apr 17 04:07:23 EDT 2001

Greg Lindahl wrote:
> with the P4, there is double-precision in SSE. That's part of
> why it's suddenly important to get a compiler that really understands
> the P4 -- and Intel's compiler is the only one at the moment.

PGI claims that their latest compilers can generate SSE2 code.

> Greetings,
> A new build of PGI's 3.2 release for Linux/x86 is being made
> available today on our ftp site.  We have been at
> build 3 (3.2-3), and are moving to build 4 (3.2-4).
> Both the PGI Workstation and PGI CDK products have been
> updated.  Even though this is just a build update, it
> contains some substantial new features, including:
>   * Support for most of the latest Linux distributions,
> including Red Hat 7.0 and SuSE 7.1 (note: it has *not*
>     been validated on Debian 2.3)
>   * Support for Pentium 4 SSE2 code generation
>   * Substantial improvements to PGDBG, which is now fully
> OpenMP- and thread-aware and received several minor GUI
> enhancements
>   * Numerous F90 bug fixes


Tru Huynh

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