[Bioclusters] Need some <thoughts> on a cluster for EST/cDNA assembly, clustering

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Mon Feb 28 16:47:35 EST 2005

Hi Michael:

Michael Maibaum wrote:

> As you say, gcc for sure. I presume XL{F|C} will also - derived from 
> POWER I see no reason why they won't but I don't have any facts.

I think it is a library issue in the end, which ABI the code will 
generate for.  If the ABI doesn't need to change, then that is very good 
  news (and I would like to hear about that!).

Sometimes though, the reasons that the things don't work the way you 
expect has little to do with the technical aspects and much to do with 
marketing/positioning.  Would IBM willfully contribute a compiler that 
generates 64 bit code on a Mac (OSX), when it is trying to sell its own 
PPC based 64 bit hardware which does not run MacOSX?  That is the $64 


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