By yuanlin on Nov 18, 2008
The Sun Studio Express 11/08 is out by now and can be downloaded for free.
Among many interesting and important features it provides, here are a few I would like to list
- It now supports (besides Solaris) RHEL 5, SuSE 10, Ubuntu 8.04 and CentOS 5.1.
- It has full OpenMP 3.0 compiler support.
- Performance of OpenMP tasking has been improved.
- It was used to deliver a new World Record SPECompM2001 score for all 16-thread x86 systems [Sun Blade X6440 (4 x AMD Opteron "Shanghai" 8384 chips, 16 cores, 4 cores/chip, 16 threads) SPECompM2001 - 35,896].