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Re: Debian/Ubuntu/Redhat which is better for heavy duty computations?

On Friday 01 July 2005 16:17, David Wood wrote:
> There's only one amd64 generation so far.

Actually there are two. The AMD and Intel implementations have very different 
performance characteristics.

However if the box is intended for heavy duty FP work the chances are that 
99+% of the time sill be spent executing custom user code already optimized 
for that particular machine. There's also a fair chance such users won't be 
using the system compiler to compile their applications, so that doesn't 
usually matter either.


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