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Sambamba: Another Way To Automatically Parallelize Code

Sambamba is an interesting research project out of academia that's yet another attempt at coming up with a better means of automatically parallelizing code. The Sambamba project describes itself as "A Runtime System for Online Adaptive Parallelization."
7 May 2013 - Sambamba - 5 Comments

Dagger: Decompiling Software Through LLVM

Dagger is a decompilation framework written around LLVM that supports decompiling software back into LLVM IR.
6 May 2013 - Dagger - 1 Comment

Intel Is Nearing OpenMP Support In LLVM/Clang

At the recent European LLVM meeting in Paris, Andrey Bokhanko and Alexey Bataev of Intel covered their work on supporting OpenMP within LLVM.
6 May 2013 - LLVM - 7 Comments

SystemZ / S390x Support Added To Clang Compiler

LLVM's Clang C/C++ compiler is now supported on IBM's SystemZ mainframe computers.
6 May 2013 - Clang Compiler - 1 Comment

GCC 4.9 Diagnostics Will Begin Playing With Colors

While GCC 4.8 was released less than two months ago and GCC 4.9 isn't likely to surface until 2014, there's already a new feature to the next major update of the GNU Compiler Collection. GCC 4.9 introduces support for colored outputs in debugging.
2 May 2013 - GCC 4.9 - 8 Comments

Areas Where LLVM's Clang Still Needs Help

While LLVM's Clang C/C++ compiler already has feature complete C++11 support and the developers have already been working on C++14 features, there are some open projects where the GCC alternative is in need of some assistance.
30 April 2013 - LLVM/Clang Help - 1 Comment

FLANG: Proposing An LLVM Fortran Compiler

Unlike GCC, LLVM doesn't have any serious compiler support for the Fortran programming language. Having a Fortran front-end has been discussed before and developers have agreed it would be import and worthwhile, but not much has materialized in this space.
22 April 2013 - FLANG - 1 Comment

LLVM/Clang Already Working On C++1y/C++14

Phoronix was first to report on Friday that LLVM's Clang compiler is now C++11 feature complete. The LLVM developers have today confirmed this information and talked about future C++ support too.
21 April 2013 - LLVM/Clang - 5 Comments

LLVM's Clang Compiler Is Now C++11 Feature Complete

The Clang C/C++ compiler front-end to LLVM is now declared "feature complete" against the C++11 ISO standard.
19 April 2013 - LLVM/Clang - 71 Comments

LLVM/Clang 3.3 Should Be Close To Building Linux Kernel

Developing are reaching a point where the mainline LLVM/Clang compiler in an "out of the box" configuration can compile the mainline Linux kernel with only a few patches against the kernel's source tree. This summer's release of LLVM/Clang 3.3 should be a big milestone.
18 April 2013 - Kernel Clang'ing - 8 Comments

Making A Code Compiler Energy-Aware

There's a discussion on the LLVM development mailing list about making the compiler become energy-aware to provide an optimization level that would provide the most power-efficient binaries. However, it isn't clear whether this would make sense over simply trying to assemble the fastest binary.
16 April 2013 - LLVM Energy - 30 Comments

LLVM Powers C++ AMP To OpenCL On NVIDIA

An independent developer has made improvements to the LLVM infrastructure and Clang compiler for supporting the compiling of C++ AMP code into OpenCL code with support for the NVPTX back-end so that this multi-threaded C++ code can be executed on NVIDIA GPUs.
14 April 2013 - C++ AMP - 3 Comments

GCC 4.7.3 Released With 118+ Bug-Fixes

For those using the proven and tested GCC 4.7 compiler series rather than the brand new GCC 4.8, there is now GCC 4.7.3 with over one hundred bug-fixes over the previous release.
11 April 2013 - GCC 4.7.3 - 6 Comments

LLVM/Clang Makes Progress On Building LibreOffice

LLVM's Clang C/C++ compiler has been making much progress in recent months on being able to build high-priority open-source/Linux software packages. When using the latest LLVM/Clang compiler, it appears to be in good shape for handling LibreOffice.
9 April 2013 - Clang'ing Compiler - 2 Comments

LLVM May Get A TGSI Gallium3D Compiler Back-End

A proposal has been made to develop a new LLVM compiler back-end that would generate TGSI instructions, the intermediate representation used by Mesa's Gallium3D drivers.
5 April 2013 - LLVM Support - 4 Comments

LLVM Pushing Out Daily Compilers For Ubuntu

The LLVM project will be releasing daily Debian/Ubuntu package snapshots of its compiler for those interested in testing out the very latest code.
3 April 2013 - LLVM Project - 4 Comments

LLVM/Clang 3.3 Planned For Release In June

An Apple developer has shared plans to see LLVM 3.3 released in June of this year, following the month of May being dedicated to testing.
2 April 2013 - LLVM 3.3

Is Assembly Still Relevant To Most Linux Software?

Steve McIntyre and the Linaro Enterprise Group recently analyzed Ubuntu and Fedora software packages to see what software was still relying upon hand-written Assembly code. This was done to see how much real Assembly is being used, to see what the code was used for, and whether it was worth porting to 64-bit ARM / AArch64 / ARMv8.
2 April 2013 - Assembly Analysis - 176 Comments

LLVM 3.3 Picks Up More Support For Intel AVX2

Beyond LLVM 3.3 having performance optimizations, one of many other features coming to this next compiler infrastructure update is greater support for Intel's AVX2 instruction set extensions.
29 March 2013 - AVX2

Intel Ivy Bridge Optimization Benchmarks On GCC 4.8

Our latest benchmarks of the new GCC 4.8 compiler involve running through the CPU optimizations for the latest-generation Intel "Ivy Bridge" processors.
28 March 2013 - GCC 4.8

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