[Beowulf] A start in Parallel Programming?

Leif Nixon nixon at nsc.liu.se
Thu Mar 15 05:31:03 PDT 2007

"Peter St. John" <peter.st.john at gmail.com> writes:

> I had thought that after some point (say, f77) the practical thing was to
> translate fortran to C and use the C compiler, just because compiler writers
> love C, adopted it hugely, and write great compilers. Apparently I was
> mistaken.

Compilers are designed to compile code written by humans.
Autogenerated code typically does not optimize well.

Leif Nixon                       -            Systems expert
National Supercomputer Centre    -      Linkoping University

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