This is indirectly related to Blender, but a newly open-sourced GCC compatible compiler is getting serious speed gains across the board.
“The EKOPath compiler was nearly 40% faster than the GNU Compiler Collection for this ray-tracing benchmark.”- Phorinx
Some other benchmarks get even more gains. I just think a blip on BlenderArtists would be good to at least to put this on the radar for graphicall / blender coders. I believe Blender has a lot to gain from this (Linux side at least) :evilgrin: