1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

ErLLVM: High-Performance Erlang For LLVM

Compiler

Published on 15 April 2012 10:42 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Compiler
Comment On This Article

Developers behind ErLLVM, an LLVM back-end for supporting high-performance Erlang, have called upon this code to be included in mainline LLVM.

Developers out of the National Technical University of Athens Greece have written an LLVM back-end for high-performance ErLang (HiPE) with the native code compiler of Erlang/OTP. The ErLLVM back-end is currently targeting x86 and x86_64 architectures with work on bringing it to ARM also being underway. The ErLLVM implementation is also ABI compatible with the Erlang Runtime System. The developers believe it has now reached "a complete and robust state" so they would like to include this back-end in upstream LLVM.

The patches were submitted on the LLVM mailing list this Saturday. So far there's been no LLVM developers commenting on this ErLLVM back-end. Tomorrow the LLVM SVN code-base is being branched for next month's LLVM 3.1 release so this Erlang implementation would likely not arrive until at least LLVM 3.2.

On another LLVM back-end note, the AMD R600 LLVM back-end also hasn't been pulled into the LLVM code-base, so that too will be off the radar until at least LLVM 3.2 later in the year. With the Southern Islands Gallium3D pull this week, Tom Stellard did end up pushing this R600 LLVM back-end into the Mesa repository, at least temporarily.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. Linux Compiler Benchmarks Of LLVM Clang 3.5 vs. LLVM Clang 3.6-rc1
  2. Intel Broadwell HD Graphics 5500: Windows 8.1 vs. Linux
  3. Linux Benchmarks Of NVIDIA's Early 2015 GeForce Line-Up
  4. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960: A Great $200 GPU For Linux Gamers
  5. Disk Encryption Tests On Fedora 21
  6. Xonotic 0.8 Performance With The Open-Source AMD/NVIDIA Gallium3D Drivers
Latest Linux News
  1. Broadwell Linux Ultrabook Running MUCH Cooler Than Haswell
  2. LZHAM 1.0 Lossless Data Compression Codec Released
  3. LibreOffice 4.4 Is Coming Soon With New Features
  4. Linux Users Upset By Chromium's Busted HiDPI Support
  5. BPF Backend Merged Into LLVM To Make Use Of New Kernel Functionality
  6. Dying Light Is Headed To Linux, SteamOS
  7. Wayland 1.6.1 & Weston 1.6.1 Released
  8. Mesa 10.4.3 Brings A Bunch Of Fixes For The Direct3D "Nine" Support
  9. Intel Has A Few More Graphics Changes For The Linux 3.20 Kernel
  10. Gummiboot Gains PE File Searching Support To Find Linux Kernels
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. Windows 10 To Be A Free Upgrade: What Linux Users Need To Know
  2. CoreOS Moves From Btrfs To EXT4 + OverlayFS
  3. Google Admin Encourages Trying Btrfs, Not ZFS On Linux
  4. TraceFS: The Newest Linux File-System
  5. Mozilla's Servo Still On Track For 2015 Alpha Release
  6. My Initial Intel Broadwell Linux Experience With The ThinkPad X1 Carbon
  7. Fedora 23 Likely To Pursue Wayland By Default
  8. Keith Packard Leaves Intel's Linux Graphics Work