gzip help

Mag Gam magawake at gmail.com
Tue May 18 04:19:41 PDT 2010

Hi Andy,

I just compiled python and doing a benchmark with gcc and icc. The icc
is about 10% faster.  I work in a physics lab and we try to get most
performance out of boxes. We have a farm of 2000 servers and my
program runs over 20k a day. If I can get 10% gain, I will take it!
That will save many many CPU hours for us.

On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 6:19 AM, Andrew Benton <b3nton at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 16/05/10 19:29, Mag Gam wrote:
>> I am trying to compile gzip using icc. I tried following these
>> instructions, http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/hints/downloads/files/intel-c-compiler.txt
> Just out of curiosity, why did you choose to use the (closed source)
> intel compiler? People used to say that it was faster than gcc but
> lately gcc has been catching up. I seem to recall reading that the
> benefit of using the intel compiler wasn't worth the effort anymore
> and that if you wanted to make your code run faster you should compile
> it against a lighter libc than glibc. But, again, for most people the
> benefit isn't worth the hastle.
> Andy
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