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There Isn't Much To Show For The Open64 Compiler

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Published on 22 July 2013 09:18 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Compiler
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While LLVM/Clang and GCC are moving forward vibrantly as open-source compilers, the current status of the open-source Open64 compiler project appears to be in hiatus.

Over the weekend I heard from a frustrated developer that AMD has reportedly conceded in their support for Open64. AMD has been a big backer to Open64 in years prior as an alternative to using the GNU Compiler Collection. AMD has their own Open64 fork where they have support for the latest AMD CPU features. The most recent release of AMD's x86 Open64 compiler is version 4.5.2.1 and this series introduced AMD "Piledriver" Family 15h support, AVX/XOP/FMA3/FMA4/BMI/TBM/F16C intrincs, improved performance, and was updated against Open64.net trunk.

This latest AMD Open64 4.5.2.1 release was made available in March and since then there hasn't been any updates. The Open64 compiler also only supports Piledriver while GCC already supports AMD's Steamroller and Jaguar processors.

Beyond not much activity or use out of AMD's Open64 compiler, the upstream Open64.net project is not vibrant by any means compared to GCC or LLVM.

The most recent Open64.net compiler release was version 5.0 and it came in November of 2011. Since Open64.net 5.0, there hasn't been any official release. Both the user and developer mailing lists for Open64.net are also rather dormant with only a handful of messages on each list for the 2013 calendar year. The Open64 Wiki also lacks any new content.

Overall, there hasn't been much out of Open64.net in about two years. We'll update if we hear anything different on the matter or see a new release in the coming months, but don't hold your breath.

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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 .
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