For its unreleased product, the Portland Group is making performance improvements claims averaging 34% over PGI Workstation 4.1 on several industry standard benchmarks. Now that is a huge hike in performance from just compiler optimizations. The SPEC2000 floating point benchmark shows one Opteron result improving by almost 375%.
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