Microsoft Releases Computational Cluster Technical Preview Toolkit

David van der Spoel spoel at
Tue Feb 13 22:44:21 PST 2001

On Tue, 13 Feb 2001, John Casu wrote:

>There is one relevant advantage that Windows has over Linux, namely the
>code generation quality of VC++ 6.0/VTune(Proton) vs. GCC/PGI for pentium III and beyond.
>While development will probably be painful, it's very possible that your app
>will run significantly faster under a windows cluster, than under a Linux cluster.

Are there any recent benchmarks proving this for C and/or Fortran code?
I mean scientific code of course. For what I've seen on the spec web site
( benchmarks on Intel CPUs always use a windows variant,
however they use Intel compilers rather than M$. High time Portland or
Absoft put in some benchmarks to spec under Linux or Solaris.

Groeten, David.
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