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Abstract A comparison of C,  Fortran and Java for Numerical Computation

By J. V. Ashby

Abstract

Three commonly used highlevel programming languages are compared for their use in numerically intensive  computation. A sparse  matrix  multiply  which contains a typical mix of floatingpoint arithmetic and indirect addressing has been written in each language and is run on a variety of machines under several different compilers. The results   show   that   speed   of   executed   code   varies   as   much   from   compiler implementation as from choice of language. C and Fortran90 perform very similarly, but Java is still too slow to be a serious contender for high performance numerical programming 1

Year: 2008
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