AMD Athlon with Intel Fortran Compiler

Martin Siegert siegert at
Mon Jan 28 13:15:05 PST 2002

On Fri, Jan 25, 2002 at 09:41:45AM -0700, Craig Tierney wrote:
> I ran the Intel Fortran Compiler on an dual 1.2 Ghz AMD system.
> I was seen speed improvements of 10-30% over the Portland
> Group compiler on 3 different fortran 77 codes.
> I was using the SSE instructions when compiling.

This is all very nice, but has anybody actually been able to buy the
Intel compilers? I mean a license that can be used on a multi-user
Beowulf cluster? The only quotes (on the web site and when I contacted
Intel or I got were for single user licenses.
That is useless for a Beowulf cluster at a university where the users
change continuously.

I asked for a license based on the number of concurrent users or
something similar. I have not heard anything from them ever since ...


Martin Siegert
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