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    Phoronix: On The Heels Of An Impressive Launch

    Those that follow my Twitter feed know a big software announcement is pending after being set back multiple times over the past week. Here's one graph illustrating the real-world impact of this yet-to-be-announced open-source move for open operating systems...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTU0Ng

  • #2
    "Dirndl" LOOOL ... an German codeword for that one:



    and i think its a opensource galium3D openCL implementation from redhat or google

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
      and i think its a opensource galium3D openCL implementation from redhat or google
      I'm starting to think so, too

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      • #4
        i don't get it what is this thing? what does it do? i didn't follow the twitter feeds so i have no idea what this is, how it works, or what it impacts. the numbers look impressive but i don't understand the significance.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by allquixotic View Post
          I'm starting to think so, too
          That would make me very happy... Although it would kinda mess with someone's GSoC project a bit.

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          • #6
            I know you can't say what it is, but can you say when it will be announced?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by chris200x9 View Post
              I know you can't say what it is, but can you say when it will be announced?
              Well, the article says hopefully Thursday, but it sounds like it's already been delayed a few times so who knows.

              From twitter:
              something is being open-sourced and made available for free where as up to now it's costed $1795+ per license.
              What costs $1800? An icc license maybe?

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              • #8
                given the clues on twitter, maybe something to do with pathscale ekopath

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by alkyl View Post
                  given the clues on twitter, maybe something to do with pathscale ekopath
                  Yes, EKOPath4 was 1795 USD and there is no trace of ordering information on their website, only a link to a "trial", i.e. no link to "purchase". Considering *BSD people already bought and open sourced their C++ runtime, that won't be surprising to get the compiler as the next step. I wish this was ENZO though. On the other hand, ENZO has no price tag and this could be the link to the "OpenSolaris" community Michael mentioned...
                  Last edited by gbeauche; 06-09-2011, 12:44 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
                    and i think its a opensource galium3D openCL implementation from redhat or google
                    The Himeno benchmark is single threaded so there is no way openCL is causing this performance bump.

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                    • #11
                      Micheal you revealed it,...$1795 )
                      http://www.pathscale.com/ekopath-compiler-suite

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                      • #12
                        Damn! Now the is downright impressive!

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                        • #13
                          what does this mean for the end user??

                          i mean will you be able to compile a kernel with it and have the whole linux stack built with it???

                          and what about all the other gcc competing compilers (llvm)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
                            what does this mean for the end user??

                            i mean will you be able to compile a kernel with it and have the whole linux stack built with it???

                            and what about all the other gcc competing compilers (llvm)
                            It's fully GNU C compatible, so you'll simply replace GCC with this, compile everything and everything.

                            Is this MIT licensed? I thought somneone mentioned it? Then this will replace all open source compilers. Even on the Mac.

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                            • #15
                              Pity Michael had to steel their thunder but I am looking forward to rebuilding my Gentoo system with this

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