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comparison of icc and gcc

newport_j
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I wrote, compiled and ran a simulation program both using icc and gcc. The output was not the same, but it was very close most of the time.

In a few case in the program's output, the difference between gcc and icc compiler was great. This was a small amount of time - a rare event. But still it was noticeable.

Should I be concerned or is this SOP?

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Brandon_H_Intel
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I assume the difference is coming from floating point calculations? If so, I recommend the following article:

http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/consistency-of-floating-point-results-using-the-intel-compi...

which does a good job of explaining your options for dealing with floating-point.
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