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PathScale, the company that's focused on providing high-performance compiler solutions, is hoping to speed up traditional software packages by automatically leveraging the graphics processor when compiling software with the PathScale ENZO compiler.
11 February 2013 - PathScale
GCC 4.8 will feature a few improvements when it comes to LTO, a.k.a. Link-Time Optimization, but will this reflect in any greater performance for the resulting binaries?
9 February 2013 - GCC 4.8 - 14 Comments
The AArch64 back-end to LLVM that provides support for the compiler infrastructure to target ARMv8 64-bit hardware, is now enabled within the default build.
4 February 2013 - LLVM AArch64
Another interesting open-source project has tipped up that is powered by the LLVM compiler infrastructure.
4 February 2013 - LLVM-Based
GCC has had support for 64-bit ARM, a.k.a. AArch64, going back to last summer for using the open-source compiler with next-generation ARMv8 hardware. Being merged today is finally support for the LLVM compiler infrastructure with an experimental 64-bit ARM/AArch64 back-end target.
31 January 2013 - LLVM 64-bit ARM
Back on Tuesday there was a basic email by a developer volleyed on the GCC mailing list, which has since sparked dozens of responses and a rather interesting conversation about the future of the GNU Compiler Collection and its ultimate path and viability moving forward. The initial e-mail was simply an inquiry asking about an estimated time-frame for having full support of the ISO C++11 specification. Diego Novillo, a well known GCC developer and Google employee, has even expressed fear that GCC may be past the tipping point and could die out naturally.
26 January 2013 - GCC Future - 153 Comments
There's been many Phoronix articles already covering features and changes coming to GCC 4.8, the next major compiler update to come out of the Free Software Foundation in March or April. One of the areas that's seen improvements in GCC 4.8 and not talked about much yet is the improvements to its runtime library, libstdc++, with new features being present.
17 January 2013 - libstdc++
14 January 2013 - Emscripten - 7 Comments
The LLVM compiler infrastructure and the Clang C/C++ compiler front-end are being ported to the GNU/Hurd operating system.
11 January 2013 - Clang'ed Hurd - 5 Comments
Version 0.7 of POCL, the Portable OpenCL implementation targeting OpenCL 1.2 compliance, has been officially released.
9 January 2013 - POCL 0.7 - 1 Comment
While C++11 is an ISO standard and the Clang C/C++ compiler front-end to LLVM has been supporting C++11, developers behind the LLVM compiler infrastructure are still deciding whether to allow C++11 language features within their code-base.
9 January 2013 - LLVM C++11 - 6 Comments
3 January 2013 - LLVM IR - 4 Comments
Since publishing LLVM/Clang 3.2 benchmarks a few days ago that showed the Clang C/C++ compiler competing with -- and in some cases outperforming -- the GCC compiler on Intel x86_64, several Phoronix readers have been asking how things compare on the ARM side.
30 December 2012 - ARM Cortex-A15 - 5 Comments
One of the features sadly not found in the recent release of LLVM/Clang 3.2 is OpenMP support.
27 December 2012 - Missing Featuire - 4 Comments
While just released on Friday, FreeBSD has already pulled LLVM/Clang 3.2 into its "head" repository and will be pushing it into the FreeBSD 9/Stable series in the weeks ahead.
24 December 2012 - LLVM/Clang Compiler - 21 Comments
While the features of LLVM 3.2 and its Clang C/C++ compiler front-end have been talked about in numerous Phoronix articles over the past few months, here's an overview of the new features for this open-source compiler infrastructure update that was released on Friday.
23 December 2012 - LLVM 3.2 Features - 9 Comments
It's a few days late, but LLVM 3.2 has been officially released.
21 December 2012 - LLVM 3.2
In preparing for the imminent release of LLVM 3.2, another worthwhile feature to go over is the NVPTX back-end that's been merged for this forthcoming open-source compiler infrastructure release. The NVPTX LLVM back-end is what's used by NVIDIA's closed-source driver for its CUDA and OpenCL compiler.
16 December 2012 - LLVM 3.2 - 3 Comments
The soon-to-be-released LLVM 3.2 compiler infrastructure will expand upon its coverage of processor support and CPU capabilities.
15 December 2012 - LLVM 3.2
Premiering with LLVM 3.2, which will debut later this month, is an automatic loop vectorizer. I've already delivered benchmarks of LLVM's new automatic loop vectorizer, but here's more details on this new LLVM compiler feature.
8 December 2012 - LLVM Looping
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