AMD Opteron benchmarks

Joseph Landman landman at
Fri Apr 25 18:15:44 EDT 2003

I'd be curious to see the Intel compiled code run on the Opteron, and
the gcc compiled code run on the Xeon.  The BLAST results were quite
suprising, so I would like to see if that is the identical binary on
both systems, and if so, what is the config of each.

On Fri, 2003-04-25 at 17:07, Bill Broadley wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 25, 2003 at 09:28:01AM +0200, Dominique Vançon wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > we performed some benchmarks on AMD Opteron 1400 (also Intel XEON, 
> > Itanium2 900, AMD MP, Apple and Alpha processors) :
> >
> > We also could make some comments about these tests, so feel free to 
> > contact.
> Interesting.  What were the exact configurations of the hardware?
> Unlike most other hardware the opterons can be significantly slower
> based on the configuration.
> Apparently there is a shortage of PC2700 ECC Registered memory.  Did your
> test opterons have PC2100 or PC2700?
> Did each opteron have 2 matched dimms (so 4 for a dual cpu)?  I've seen
> duals with only 1 of the 2 memory banks populated.
> Why did you use Intel's compiler for the Xeons, but gcc for the Opterons?
Joseph Landman <landman at>

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