[BiO BB] Unix or Linux? Compilers

Ho-Leung Ng ng at mbi.ucla.edu
Wed Nov 7 13:36:46 EST 2001

     Many labs use Alphas because of their superlative performance, but
the latest Athlons may be faster now. Linux is probably the way to go, but
you may want to look into commercial compilers because gcc can be as much
as 50% slower than commercial alternatives. Intel has just released
C/C++/Fortran compilers for linux that are free for noncommercial use.
I've heard they are very impressive.

Ho-Leung Ng
UC Berkeley

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