Intel C++/Fortran compiler 9.0 tested

Posted on Tuesday, September 06 2005 @ 7:45 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
In mid June Intel released Version 9 of its C++ and Fortran compilers. The new version of compilers is not principally different from previous Version 8.1. Its main features are compiler integration for IA-32, IA-64, and EM64T (x86-64) platforms into a unified package and additional options for processors with Hyper-Threading and multi-core processors as far as code optimizations are concerned. In particular, Software-based Speculative Pre-Computation (SSP). In this article we shall analyze how fast the new version of compilers is compared to the previous version on top (or almost top) single core processors — both from Intel (Pentium 4 and Pentium M) as well as... from AMD (Athlon 64 FX-57 — of course, with some code adjustments, see below). Read on at Digit Life.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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