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LLVM/Clang Performance On Intel Sandy Bridge

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Published on 10 November 2011 06:58 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Compiler
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Lately there's been a lot of compiler benchmarks on Phoronix, particularly when looking at the performance on AMD's Bulldozer architecture and their FX-8150 system. However, here's some more compiler benchmarks, but this time under Intel Sandy Bridge.

Among the recent compiler articles have been:

- GCC 4.6, LLVM/Clang 3.0, Open64 Benchmarks
- Open64 Compiler Tuning On AMD Bulldozer FX-8150
- AMD Bulldozer With GCC, Open64, LLVM/Clang Compilers

Those are just the compiler articles on Phoronix this month so far. I also have some Sandy Bridge results comparing GCC 4.6.1, LLVM/Clang 2.9, and the LLVM/Clang 3.0 SVN code. Testing was with the stock compiler flags, etc.

This isn't a normal full-length article, but for those interested in the results can find and play with them on OpenBenchmarking.org. The testing happened last month from a ZaReason Chimera notebook with plenty of RAM, a fast SSD, and an Intel Core i7 Sandy Bridge processor.

From OpenBenchmarking.org you can easily compare the performance to other systems, etc. These are just some extra results I had handy from this ZaReason notebook, so I just wanted to get them out there now for those interested Linux users.

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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