Re: using linux instead of osf

Jim Paradis (
Thu, 21 Nov 1996 20:42:31 -0500 (EST)

> Generally I would think about what your code is doing, if it relies heavily
> on the performance of the maths libaries then it will suffer when running
> Linux over OSF, but whether the expected performance hit is worth the
> extra that you pay for OSF is probably what you should be asking.

One possibility, if you have *access* to a Digital UNIX system and you're
writing your own code is to build your program statically-linked on a
Digital UNIX system, then run it on your Linux/Alpha system. This gets
you the performance of the Digital UNIX math libraries while adhering
to the terms of the Digital UNIX license.

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