Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Jun 2011 14:23 UTC, submitted by Valhalla
General Development "PathScale announced today that the EKOPath 4 Compiler Suite is now available as an open source project and free download for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris. This release includes documentation and the complete development stack, including compiler, debugger, assembler, runtimes and standard libraries. EKOPath is the product of years of ongoing development, representing one of the industries highest performance Intel 64 and AMD C, C++ and Fortran compilers." More here.
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So at the end: if you have tight scientific code there will be a visible at least 20% speedup over

Whoa, let's not make such sweeping statements shall we, even in the very small current Phoronix testbed there's a benchmark where ekopath loses out to gcc 4.5 (which is what it was benchmarked against). That said, judging by most of the benchmarks there's potentially alot of performance to be had from this specifically Intel/AMD 64-bit targeted compiler suite.

Also hoping it will have alot better GCC compability than ICC had last time I tried it.

For those of us with Intel/AMD 64-bit systems there could be alot of performance to be had in heavily computational applications, and Pathscale is obviously very set on keeping the bar high, given that ekopath failing to beat GCC or any other compiler in performance is considered a bug by Pathscale.

Gentoo ricers, mount up! ;)

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