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NAG Fortran Compiler Can Now Do OpenMP 3.0

The Numerical Algorithms Group has released a major update to their multi-platform Fortran compiler. Beyond improving support for new versions of the Fortran language, NAG Fortran can now do OpenMP 3.0.

22 August 2012 - NAG Fortran - Add A Comment
GCC 2012 Cauldron Covered Fission, Cilk, C++11, Etc

The 2012 GCC Cauldron happened last month in Prague. The event, which was keynoted by Richard Stallman and celebrated 25 years of the GNU Compiler Collection, had a number of interesting talks. Videos and slides from the open-source compiler discussions are now available online.

15 August 2012 - GCC 2012 Cauldron - 1 Comment
GCC Moves Forward With Conversion To C++

The GCC initiative to convert more of the code-base from C to C++ as the implementation language for this leading open-source compiler is nearing fruition. On Sunday, Google's Diego Novillo published a set of GCC patches for merging the C++ conversion into trunk.

12 August 2012 - GCC C++ - 105 Comments
Optimizing Marvell Graphics With iwMMXt

Thanks in large part to iwMMXt fixes/improvements found in GCC 4.8, the ARM Marvell graphics performance will be much-improved, which will benefit the OLPC XO-1.75.

6 July 2012 - OLPC XO-1.75 - 4 Comments
GCC 4.8 Compiler - Is It Faster Yet?

GCC 4.7 was released a few months back, but have changes in the trunk code-base -- for what will eventually become GCC 4.8 -- resulted in any major performance changes yet?

24 June 2012 - Let's See - Add A Comment
Improving OpenCL On CPUs, Building Linux

Back in April there was an LLVM European Conference in London where several interesting technical discussions happened. Among the topics covered were auto-vectorization with LLVM, building Linux with LLVM, and using LLVM to improve the performance of OpenCL on CPUs.

17 June 2012 - LLVM Talks - 15 Comments
Google Wants To Make C++ More Fun

Following the recent Phoronix article about an LLVM/Clang server (ClangD), here's some slides from a talk by a Google engineer about re-factoring C++ to make it more fun for developers.

16 June 2012 - ClangD - 60 Comments
An LLVM/Clang Server Proposed

Proposed earlier this week within the Clang compiler camp for LLVM was a Clang-based server architecture for a persistent Clang server.

15 June 2012 - Comments - 10 Comments
LLVM 3.1 Has Been Quietly Postponed

The major v3.1 update to the LLVM and Clang compiler components were quietly delayed last week. There's still no official communication on this setback for the Apple-sponsored compiler technology.

22 May 2012 - LLVM 3.1 - 6 Comments
LLVM For Code Decompiling?

Asked on the developers' mailing list last week was whether LLVM could be used for a decompiler, which an independent developer is working to construct.

14 May 2012 - LLVM Clang - Add A Comment
GCC vs. LLVM/Clang Compilers On ARMv7 Linux

While comparing compiler performance of different Linux code compilers on different software stacks and hardware configurations is nothing new at all to Phoronix, usually it's done on x86 hardware. However, with ARM hardware becoming increasingly common and much more powerful, here's a comparison of the GCC and LLVM/Clang compilers on a dual-core ARM development board.

9 May 2012 - Compiler Performance - 3 Comments
GCC 4.6/4.7 vs. LLVM-Clang 3.0/3.1 Compilers

With LLVM/Clang 3.1 due out next week, here's a look at the compiler performance of the GCC 4.6 and 4.7 compilers compared to LLVM-Clang 3.0 and a recent LLVM-Clang 3.1 SVN snapshot.

7 May 2012 - Compiler Comparison - 21 Comments
LLVM's Clang 3.1 Compiler Betters C11, C++11

There's only about one week left until LLVM 3.1 will be released and with that will come the 3.1 release of the Clang C/C++ compiler. While we have previously looked at some of the LLVM 3.1 changes, here's a quick look at some of the Clang-specific compiler C11/C++11 improvements.

6 May 2012 - LLVM-Clang 3.1 - 1 Comment
LLVM 3.1 Branched For May Feature Release

Apple's Bill Wendling announced the branching of the LLVM 3.1 code-base over last night as the open-source developers prepare to release the LLVM 3.1 compiler infrastructure (and Clang 3.1) next month.

17 April 2012 - LLVM 3.1 - Add A Comment

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