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There are a number of compiler & tool suites that are available in the market, but with this being the Oracle Solaris Studio forum, the focus here is on Oracle's compilers and tools. Having said that, Oracle Solaris Studio supports Solaris (SPARC, x86) and Linux (x86) and includes optimizing compilers, debuggers, performance analysis tools, code quality tools, algebraic libraries, IDE, and more:
The compilers provide a variety of options to maximize application performance:
Results on x86 have been very competitive and Studio has actually set benchmark records on Intel x86, AMD x86, Oracle SPARC, and Fujitsu SPARC-based systems during the past few years. Here is an example where Solaris Studio produced best application performance on Intel x86: