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PathScale Open-Sources The EKOPath 4 Compiler Suite

Michael Larabel

Published on 13 June 2011
Written by Michael Larabel
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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.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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