IBM Power8 sets new STAC public record by using XL C/C++ Compiler!
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If you’ve been waiting for a formal evaluation of the IBM Power8 architecture on common financial workloads, then you need to read this!
The certified STAC report, which was published in March, marked the first time the IBM Power8 architecture has gone through STAC-A2 testing. The STAC Pack used IBM XL, a suite for C/C++ developers that includes the C++ Compiler and the Mathematical Acceleration Subsystem libraries (MASS), as well as the Engineering and Scientific Subroutine Library (ESSL). Please click here to get the detailed report and also see the full press "IBM