Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Jan 2010 20:32 UTC
General Development Here's something you probably don't know, but really should - especially if you're a programmer, and especially especially if you're using Intel's compiler. It's a fact that's not widely known, but Intel's compiler deliberately and knowingly cripples performance for non-Intel (AMD/VIA) processors.
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Don't like it don't use it
by bile on Sun 3rd Jan 2010 21:06 UTC
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2005-07-08

If you don't like the code generated by the Intel compiler... don't use it. Why should they be forced to pay attention to competitor's products and make *their* compiler compatible with them unless ICC customers demand it? Using the most generic path is the only practical option when not knowing the specifics of the architecture.

The only thing anti-competitive here is people advocating Intel be made to do what they want them to by force.

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