PathScale Open-Sources The EKOPath 4 Compiler Suite
Himeno was 2.7x faster with this HPC-oriented compiler over the common GCC compiler.
With the Fortran-written NASA NPB benchmarks, EKOPath was about 8% faster than GCC 4.5.2. Starting to see why this open-source announcement is very exciting?
In the final test of our quick benchmarks, the TSCP chess computational program was 80% faster when built with EKOPath instead of GCC.
More details can be found at PathScale.com. More benchmarks comparing this PathScale compiler to its competitors will come soon. Kudos to PathScale for open-sourcing this very impressive and fast compiler. Those interested in more details can also stop by #PathScale on FreeNode IRC or find their mailing lists.
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