May 30, 2006

GNU-Darwin gets AMD Opteron support

proclus writes "Mac OS X users are welcome to give free software a try now. I finally got a chance to try GNU-Darwin-1.1 on an Opteron machine
with Darwin-7.2. Testing with glxgears confirms that the MesaGL is
performing about twice as fast as on a comparable 32-bit CPU, although
some other tasks are clearly not yet optimized. The machines are
otherwise roughly identical. Here is a screenshot.

http://www.gnu-darwin.org/today2.png

If anyone can think of other interesting benchmarks, be sure and let me
know while I have access to this Opteron machine. BTW,
Pymol
rocks on
the thing.

Regards,
proclus
http://www.gnu-darwin.org/"

Link: gnu-darwin.org

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