[Beowulf] Static Compilation versus Dynamic Compilation

Mattijs Janssens m.janssens at opencfd.co.uk
Mon Mar 27 03:29:13 PST 2006

Static linkage should run faster. There is one less jump through the 
symbol table.

Ivan Silvestre Paganini Marin wrote:
> Hello everybody at beowulf list. I am compiling my application using PGI
> compilers for fortran 95, and some libraries, like fftw, lapack and
> scalapack (from PGI or not, like ACML). I am curious to see if a static
> compilated program is fastest than a dynamic one. Static has it's
> advantages (I will be running this application on several nodes, so if
> it is dynamic I will have to install the libraries on each node, etc),
> but still don't know if it is fastest.
> Does anybody has a clue?
> Thank you.
> Ivan Marin
> Laboratório de Física Computacional
> Instituto de Física de São Carlos
> Universidade de São Paulo - Brasil 
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