Russell Pavlicek writes: “With all the talk about AMD’s Opteron processors recently, we cannot forget that Intel, too, has a 64-bit platform that runs Linux. I took SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for Intel Itanium2 Processor Family for a test drive. And I liked what I found.”
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for Intel Itanium2 CPU
Submitted by HeavyD 2003-05-08 SuSE, openSUSE 4 Comments
So, this is how to benchmark a machine?
“Once the compile was done, I ran the executable. It zipped through its task quickly and without incident. Very nice.”
Question would be, was it faster than the GCC compiled application now that he was using ecc?
This is not a story.
I wonder if he’s taken a shot at using the HP compiler on the Itanium. Supposedly, the HP compiler is the best by a good margin, then the Intel compiler, followed distantly by GCC.
On a slightly tangential note, I must say I’m rather impressed with the Intel compiler. On x86, it’s overall only marginally faster than GCC, but there are occasions where it’ll make a high-level optimization that can prevent performance disasters in inner loops. I was rather surprised to hear that the ECC compiler isn’t very compatible (command-line wise) with GCC, because the ICC (x86) compiler is highly GCC compatible, right down to the command line parameters and many GCC extensions.
Are there any good reviews that compare it to the optreon?
This seems like a good oportunity to compare the two platforms.