@m^2: can you please write something more to explain - which software will be open ?
i can not found hints about this ..
on http://www.pathscale.com/ekopath-compiler-suite is written about PathScale EKOPath 4 Compiler Suite:
* Support for SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A & AVX
* High performance C, C++, and Fortran 90/95/2003 compilers
* Code generation for latest AMD & Intel? 64 processors
* Industry leading performance and optimizations
* PathDB debugger
* PathAS assembler
* OpenMP 2.5
* Compatible with GNU/gcc toolchain & popular third party debuggers
* PathScale compatible AMD Core Math Library
on http://www.pathscale.com/enzo is written about PathScale ENZO 2011
- a complete GPGPU and multi-core solution,
but most features "will be introduced in a future release of ENZO"
All I know is written in the 3 links provided.
It's not entirely clear ATM what's going to be released, but there's a strong indication that it's EkoPath mainly because
-there was information that a product that's going to be release was priced $1795 which matches EkoPath
-the option to buy it disappeared from the Pathscale website.
So can we use that EKOpath to compile commercial programs?
Yes. It's GPL, like gcc.
I see only free trial on PathScale site, and even there's a price for EKOpath (1795 USD) on Main Page. Is that wrong? Where can I download the full version?
It seems they need to update the site...
Anyway, http://www.pathscale.com/ekopath4-op...e-announcement so it's true.
There is some chance that if you download the trial , you're gonna get the real deal, but personally I decided to wait.
Download link (didn't try it, it's supposedly x64 and my Linux machine is not):
A statement from a PathScale team member:
http://phoronix.com/forums/showthrea...103#post214103If we're not faster than g++ or other compilers file a bug report
Well, EKOpath was written for HPC and HPC is Linux/ Unix/ BSD, not Windows or Mac. So Windows and Mac weren't a priority for them. On the other hand, on their site there's an indication that EKOpath should support Windows and Mac from Q1 2011.
windows version is still too early and now there is no timeline
a link to an actual linux binary we find on the website
under the point:
Nightly download - EKOPath nightly build download
here is a x64-linux-binary downloadable
Last edited by joerg; 15th June 2011 at 21:17.
So what about GCC? I can't compile commercial, closed-source or non-GPL compatible programs with GCC? GCC with proper tuning often beats EKOpath (from what I saw on the 'net).
That sounds ridiculous.
There were several comments about it and from what i got, GCC uses a mix of LGPL and special exceptions for the code that it embeds.
( Scientific Linux 6.1, x86_64, gcc 4.4.5, cmake 2.8.5 )
but I have two problems:
- the version is 1.0.0 :
- with the version 3.2, to compile NetCDF, I use "CPPFLAGS =- Df2cFortran" due to the "extra underscore" problem$ /opt/path64/bin/pathf95 --version
PathScale (tm) Compiler Suite: Version 1.0.0
Thread model: posix
GNU gcc version (PathScale 1.0.0 driver)
Copyright PathScale Inc and others. All Rights Reserved.
You can find complete copyright, patent and legal notices in the corresponding documentation.
It seems that with the version 4, it changed : right ?