[Beowulf] MS HPC... Oh dear...
greg.lindahl at qlogic.com
Wed Jun 14 10:26:01 PDT 2006
On Wed, Jun 14, 2006 at 12:25:04PM -0400, Joe Landman wrote:
> Quadrics/Myrinet/Infinipath folks... care to comment? Somehow I don't
> really think that this makes sense, cutting off a $4B+ market growing at
> 60+%/year in order to service a market of questionable size, growth
> rate, and interest, not to mention longevity, but stranger things have
There is no chance we will stop releasing Linux drivers just because
Microsoft HPC exists. We may do a Windows driver in addition to our
> >And in the end what matters is that visual studio 2005 and newer is
> >simply 20% to 50% faster for most codes
> >than GCC. GCC suffering from bugs everywhere with pgo still and somehow
> >it isn't really faster for K8.
gcc does have some problems on floating point codes, but instead of
switching to Windows, you can always buy that PathScale compiler.
(employed by, not speaking for, QLogic.)
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