Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Feb 2009 13:24 UTC, submitted by Michael
Benchmarks "In January we published a review of the AMD Shanghai Opteron CPUs on Linux- when we looked at four of the Opteron 2384 models. The performance of these 45nm quad-core workstation/server processors were great when compared to the earlier AMD Barcelona processors on Ubuntu Linux, but how is their performance when running Sun's OpenSolaris operating system? Up for viewing today are dual AMD Shanghai benchmarks when running OpenSolaris 2008.11, Ubuntu 8.10, and a daily build of the forthcoming Ubuntu 9.04 release."
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RE[3]: Comment by averycfay
by pantheraleo on Tue 10th Feb 2009 15:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by averycfay"
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> Thank you for the link but it doesn't change
> the fact that the GCC included with OpenSolaris
> needs to be upgraded immediately - and it should
> have been done years ago. This has been a known
> problem in Solaris and yet no one can be bothered
> sorting it out.

Well, arguably you shouldn't be using GCC on OpenSolaris anyway. You should be using the Sun Studio compilers, which are also free and can be installed from the package repository.

> Why hasn't Sun got its act together and updated
> its GCC bundled with Solaris?

Again... Because you should be using the Sun Studio compilers with OpenSolaris. Not GCC.

It's not a question of Sun not having their act together here. It's a question of users who switch from Linux not grokking that there are better compilers out there than GCC that they should be using instead when they switch to a different OS.

Edited 2009-02-10 15:16 UTC

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