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Why Sony Is Using LLVM/Clang On The PlayStation 4

Sony is using LLVM/Clang as its CPU compiler as part of the development kit for targeting the PlayStation 4. Here's some more information on their reasoning for doing so and other details.
24 December 2013 - PlayStation 4 LLVM - 50 Comments

Libbeauty: Another Reverse-Engineering Tool

Libbeauty is another open-source decompiler and reverse-engineering tool.
24 December 2013 - libbeauty - 12 Comments

LLVM 3.4 Isn't Out Yet, But It Will Be Exciting

LLVM 3.4 was scheduled to be released today, 23 December, but that didn't seem to happen yet. However, all indications are that the release is still imminent and when it does happen it will officially land many exciting features for LLVM and its Clang C/C++ compiler front-end.
23 December 2013 - LLVM 3.4 Features - 2 Comments

ARM Still Working On ARMv7VE Support For GCC

ARM developers are preparing to finally land support for ARMv7VE inside the GCC compiler.
21 December 2013 - ARMv7VE Compiler - 2 Comments

Intel Broadwell Support Comes To GCC Compiler

An Intel engineer has published a patch-set providing a new GCC compiler architecture target for Intel's upcoming Broadwell CPUs.
19 December 2013 - Intel BDW Compiler

GCC Compiler Receives ARM big.LITTLE Tuning Support

Patches have been published that allow the GNU Compiler Collection to tune generated binaries for ARM big.LITTLE systems.
17 December 2013 - GCC big.LITTLE - 1 Comment

Intel Cilk Spawn, Sync Merged For The GCC Compiler

The latest Cilk support to land in GCC from the Intel compiler developers for this multi-threaded parallel programming extension are support for the _Cilk_spawn and _Cilk_sync keywords.
12 December 2013 - Cilk MP - 2 Comments

NVIDIA's PTX Back-End For GCC Has Been Published

As part of the work to bring OpenACC 2.0 and NVIDIA GPU support to GCC, a large set of patches were published this morning for adding NVIDIA's PTX back-end to the Free Software Foundation's compiler.
9 December 2013 - NVIDIA PTX - 4 Comments

LLVM Clang OpenMP 4 Support Nears Reality

It's taken far longer than most anyone would have estimated, but it looks like things may finally be getting close for the mainlining of OpenMP within the LLVM Clang compiler. The good news is that Intel developers have already been working on OpenMP 4.0 support for Clang.
9 December 2013 - Clang OMP - 4 Comments

GCC Support Arrives For The ARM Cortex-A12

ARM Holdings has published GCC compiler support today for the Cortex-A12 processor.
9 December 2013 - GCC Cortex-A12

LLVM/Clang Gets Targeting Support For The Krait

LLVM and its Clang compiler now have optimization targeting support for Qualcomm's Krait ARM processor.
8 December 2013 - Qualcomm Krait

AMD APU Benchmarks Of LLVM Clang 3.3 vs. SVN

For the Phoronix readers that have been requesting more benchmarks of AMD's APUs and then separately for the requests of a fresh round of LLVM/Clang compiler benchmarks, your wish has been granted.
7 December 2013 - LLVM Clang - 1 Comment

GCC x86 Receives New Intel CPU Tuning Target

With future versions of GCC there is now a "-mtune=ia" target for the GNU Compiler Collection's x86 back-end to always optimize the compiled program for the very latest Intel processors.
7 December 2013 - Intel Architecture - 4 Comments

Likely: An Image Recognition Programming Language

The latest interesting open-source project we have come across is Likely, an image recognition run-time for heterogeneous architectures. Likely provides a domain-specific language for dealing with image recognition and is optimized to run on both CPUs and GPUs.
3 December 2013 - Likely Library - 1 Comment

LLVM Clang 3.4 Is On Track To Arrive This Month

LLVM 3.4 should be released before the month's end with a matching update to the Clang C/C++ compiler front-end and other LLVM sub-projects like DragonEgg and Compiler-RT.
2 December 2013 - LLVM 3.4

GCC 4.9 Compiler Supports IBM's Super-Fast POWER8

While GCC 4.9 is now in a feature-freeze mode, the open-source compiler that will be introduced in 2014 has improved PowerPC support, including IBM's POWER8 architecture.
25 November 2013 - IBM POWER8 - 5 Comments

The Gambas Project: It's Like Visual Basic On Linux

Gambas is an open-source development environment based on a Basic interpreter and with support for object extensions. It's been compared to Visual Basic, but Gambas supports Linux and is GPLv2 software.
25 November 2013 - Gambas Project - 38 Comments

GCC 4.9 Is Now In Bug-Fixes-Only Stage 3 Mode

GCC 4.9 with its many new features is aiming for a release in the first half of 2014. As of this morning the GCC code-base will not accept new features as it's under a big-fixing-only flag.
22 November 2013 - GCC 4.9 Progresses

LLVM Now Can Target ARM's Mid-Range Cortex-A12

One day after LLVM received Cortex-A7 support, there's now a Cortex-A12 target inside LLVM's ARM back-end and the Clang C/C++ front-end.
22 November 2013 - Cortex-A12 Compiler

In-Fighting Continues Over OpenACC In GCC

Last week I wrote about OpenACC 2.0 being worked on for GCC complete with NVIDIA GPU acceleration support. While it's quite exciting on the surface and great to see the open-source compilers supporting more parallel programming standards, underneath it's not necessarily a bright story. Here's an update.
21 November 2013 - OpenACC GCC - 36 Comments

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