AMD press release

Jeff Layton jeffrey.b.layton at
Wed Nov 20 10:54:08 EST 2002

Bob Drzyzgula wrote:

> My original question had to do more with the scientific
> software, and the extent to which work has been done to
> optimize the code for the x86-64 instruction set, along
> the lines of what has been done for example in Intel's
> Math Kernel Library, or the Sun Performance Library. The
> response that my post has gotten seems to indicate that
> this is a relatively small concern -- the out-of-order
> execution capability of the processor, together with tools
> such as GCC and ATLAS, are likely to give quite good
> results right away.

   I hope everyone saw the announcement that PGI is porting their
compilers to x86-64:


Jeff Layton
Senior Engineer
Lockheed-Martin Aeronautical Company - Marietta
Aerodynamics & CFD

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