"This benchmarking article marks the beginning of an ongoing
project to track the quality of programming tools for the Linux
environment. As significant events occur, I will update this
article, shifting past results to archive pages.
"At this time, I'm testing two Linux-based C and C++ compilers:
GNU's Compiler Collection (GCC), and Intel's C++ product. GCC is,
of course, released under the GNU Public License, and I own a
commercial license for the Intel compiler..."