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CppCon ended last week as the annual meeting for any and all C++ developers. CppCon is filled with many interesting talks and the conference overall received rave reviews from C++ developers. While we weren't in attendance at the event, there's interesting notes and slides coming out from those in attendance.
15 September 2014 - CppCon
Going back two years has been an initiative to build the Debian package base with LLVM/Clang rather than GCC -- for much the same reasons as building the Linux kernel with Clang. Thanks to Google's Summer of Code, there's been more progress on building out Debian using the latest Clang compiler.
15 September 2014 - Clang'ing It Up - 1 Comment
Earlier this year cloud storage provider Dropbox open-sourced their own high-performance Python implementation, Pyston. Pyston is a JIT-based Python implementation built atop the LLVM compiler stack. The initial Pyston release was a bit basic but now after months of work, Dropbox is announcing the second version of Pyston.
15 September 2014 - Pyston - 8 Comments
After comparing GCC 4.9 and LLVM Clang 3.5 as the latest stable compilers on the new Intel Core i7 5960X "Haswell-E" system, here's benchmarks of the thousand dollar processor with the in-development GCC 5.
13 September 2014 - GCC 4.9 vs. GCC 5.0 - 1 Comment
With my Intel Core i7 5960X Haswell-E Linux review out there, one of the quick to be requested extra tests is benchmarking the i7-5960X 16-thread processor with LLVM/Clang against GCC. Here's some initial data comparing the compilers for this $1000+ processor.
11 September 2014 - Compiler Battle - 11 Comments
While GCC has had Cilk Plus multi-threading support since last year that made it into GCC 4.9, with the upcoming GCC 5 release will be full support for Intel's Cilk Plus specification.
10 September 2014 - Cilk Plus - 2 Comments
Intel has shipped an updated version of their Cilk Plus code compiler that's built atop LLVM.
8 September 2014 - Cilk Plus
For those interested in GCC and other components of the GNU stack, the videos of the GNU Tools Cauldron 2014 event from earlier this summer have finally been published.
5 September 2014 - Cauldron
LLVM 3.5 is now available for fans just not looking for a more liberally licensed compiler but for those dependent upon AMD's GPU LLVM compiler back-end and the other innovative use-cases provided by the LLVM stack.
5 September 2014 - LLVM 3.5 - 1 Comment
LLVM 3.5 is tentatively scheduled to be released tomorrow as the latest bi-annual update to the open-source compiler infrastructure along with its sub-projects like the Clang C/C++ front-end. If you haven't been following its development closely or trying out the pre-releases, here's a recap of some of the changes you can find with this newest release.
2 September 2014 - LLVM 3.5 - 6 Comments
The latest addition to GCC 5's growing list of features is official support for DragonFlyBSD on i386 and x86_64 architectures.
2 September 2014 - GCC 5 - 2 Comments
AMD and Microsoft jointly released C++ AMP version 1.2 compiler that supports Linux alongside Windows. Ubuntu is the officially supported distribution at this time.
1 September 2014 - HSA - 8 Comments
While PHP 5.6 was just released, Facebook's HHVM remains a competitive, alternative implementation that continues gaining new features and is being ruthlessly optimized by Facebook engineers.
29 August 2014 - Performance - 16 Comments
A fourth release candidate for LLVM 3.5 had to be issued today over running into a pesky issue that needed to be resolved.
28 August 2014 - RC4 - 2 Comments
With this morning's release of PHP 5.6 I ran some quick PHP performance tests.
28 August 2014 - PHP 5.6 - 5 Comments
While we're just a few months into the GCC 4.10 release cycle that's going to be released as GCC 5, there's already some release notes forming for this 2015 open-source compiler update.
26 August 2014 - GCC 5 - 18 Comments
Version 0.3 of the Julia programming language has been released.
23 August 2014 - Julia 0.3 - 11 Comments
With each kernel revision, LLVM Clang gets closer to being able to build the mainline Linux kernel. There's now just a few dozen patches outstanding for LLVMLinux to be a mainline success.
22 August 2014 - LLVMLinux - 17 Comments
As a continuation to yesterday's brief GCC 4.9 vs. GCC 4.10 (GCC 5.0) comparison with the AMD A10 A-Series "Kaveri" APU, here's some benchmarks when using the GCC 4.10 development snapshot and trying a variety of CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS to see the current impact on their performance for a variety of Linux benchmarks.
16 August 2014 - CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS - 21 Comments
There's been a lot of AMD APU tests this week on Phoronix with having the newest Kaveri APUs. Our latest APU adventure is seeing how well the GCC performance compares between GCC 4.9 and GCC 4.10, what's expected to become GCC 5.0.
15 August 2014 - GCC 4.9 vs. 4.10 - 14 Comments
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