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PathScale Is Hiring To Work On Open-Source AMD Drivers

PathScale, the company behind the EKOPath compiler and other compiler technologies for both CPUs and GPGPU solutions, is looking to hire one or two kernel developers to work on improving the open-source AMD Linux graphics drivers... Particularly, to improve the GPGPU/OpenCL compute support in the driver, improve the Hawaii GPU and APU support, and potential optimizations for GPUs with 4GB+ of video memory.

29 May 2014 - PathScale - 12 Comments
The LLVM 64-bit ARM64/AArch64 Back-Ends Have Merged

Back in March Apple open-sourced their ARM 64-bit LLVM back-end (dubbed ARM64) many months after other ARM vendors had already developed a competing 64-bit ARM back-end (dubbed "AArch64" as ARM's official name for architecture). Since Apple opened up their back-end, Apple and outside LLVM developers have been working to converge the competing 64-bit ARM back-ends into a single 64-bit ARM target. That work is now complete.

24 May 2014 - ARM64 - 1 Comment
GCC 4.8.3 Compiler Released

For those that haven't already moved over to the recently released GCC 4.9, the third point release to the GNU Compiler Collection 4.8 series has finally surfaced.

22 May 2014 - GCC 4.8.3 - 5 Comments
LLVM 3.4.2 Is Now Ready For Testing

Those having a stake in the LLVM compiler infrastructure are now encouraged to test the LLVM 3.4.2 release candidate ahead of its official release in the days ahead.

16 May 2014 - LLVM 3.4 - Add A Comment
LLVM's 64-bit ARM Back-End Is Almost Merged With Apple's Code

Back in March Apple open-sourced their 64-bit LLVM compiler back-end (ARM64) but by the time that was done there was already a 64-bit ARM back-end (AArch64) present within mainline LLVM that was created by other ARM stakeholders. For the past several weeks, all of the LLVM developers have been working on converting towards a single LLVM 64-bit ARM back-end. In the days ahead, that work should be complete.

9 May 2014 - AArch64 - Add A Comment
Changes So Far For LLVM 3.5

LLVM 3.4 was released in January and since then LLVM 3.5 has been under heavy development and will be released this summer.

7 May 2014 - LLVM 3.5 - 4 Comments
Linux 3.15 Can Almost Be Compiled Under LLVM's Clang

A few hours ago I wrote about the most interesting features for the Linux 3.15 kernel from my perspective as it didn't look like anything else interesting would be introduced this late in the merge window before the imminent 3.15-rc1. However, this time I've been happily proven wrong with Clang patches being added to the Linux 3.15 kernel.

12 April 2014 - LLVMLinux - 26 Comments
Running GCC 4.9 On AMD's AM1 Kabini With Jaguar Cores

Using the AMD Athlon 5350 AM1 APU with its four "Jaguar" cores operating at 2.05GHz, I ran some benchmarks from Ubuntu 14.04 Linux comparing the performance of binaries compiled under GCC 4.8.2 and this week's GCC 4.9.0 RC1. Is GCC 4.9 better able to exploit the potential out of AMD's Jaguar microarchitecture? Let's see.

12 April 2014 - GCC 4.9.0 - 8 Comments

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