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LLVM May Expand Its Use Of The Loop Vectorizer

LLVM's Loop Vectorizer, which is able to automatically vectorize code loops for performance benefits in many scenarios, may find its use expanded for other optimization levels in future LLVM releases.
6 June 2013 - LLVM Loop Vectorizer - 8 Comments

GCC 4.8.1 Released With Compiler Bug-Fixes

As the first point release for the GCC 4.8 compiler is the freshly-released GCC 4.8.1.
31 May 2013 - GCC 4.8.1 - 1 Comment

The Best Features Of LLVM / Clang 3.3

With next month's release of LLVM 3.3 quickly approaching, here's an overview of some of the best and most exciting features coming to this next major update of the LLVM compiler infrastructure and Clang C/C++ compiler front-end.
26 May 2013 - LLVM / Clang 3.3 - 4 Comments

LLVM Clang 3.3 RC2 Is Ready For Testing

The release of LLVM 3.3 along with its sub-projects like the Clang C/C++ compiler front-end and Compiler-RT is imminent. A second release candidate was posted just prior to the weekend to usher in some last minute testing.
24 May 2013 - LLVM 3.3 Release

GCC 4.8.1 Compiler Due To Be Out Next Week

The first point release to the GCC 4.8 compiler was made available in release candidate form on Friday, ahead of the official release that's expected next week.
18 May 2013 - Release Candidate - 1 Comment

JADE: An LLVM-Based Video Decoder For MPEG RVC

LLVM continues to show its adaptability with the innovative compiler infrastructure now being used by JADE, the Just-In-Time Adaptive Decoder Engine. JADE is an LLVM-powered generic video decoder.
17 May 2013 - JADE Engine - 1 Comment

LLVM 3.3 Release Candidate 1 Now Available

Following yesterday's branching of LLVM and the related components from trunk, LLVM 3.3 Release Candidate 1 is now available for those interested in testing the Apple-sponsored compiler.
8 May 2013 - LLVM 3.3

LLVM/Clang 3.3 Branched With Many New Features

LLVM 3.3 and an adjoining update to the Clang C/C++ compiler is due out in June with new features. Today the code for version 3.3 was branched from trunk.
7 May 2013 - LLVM/Clang 3.3

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

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