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Coyote Gulch: Linux Number Crunching

Jan 03, 2003, 13:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Robert Ladd)

"Ah, benchmarking--many a cold winter's night has been warmed by the glow of heated newsgroup debates and flaming mailing lists.

"I started writing this benchmark article with a singular goal: understanding how to get the most floating-point performance from my Intel-architecture Linux systems. Then the question arose of 'Which programming language should I use?'; shortly thereafter, I asked myself 'And whose compiler should I use?' And, of course, I was also curious about performance on hyperthreaded and multiprocessor computers...

"...hence this article, which covers more bases than the New York Yankees...."

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