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A Go Front-End Could Soon Be Landing In LLVM

The "llgo" Go front-end to LLVM could soon be accepted as a new sub-project. This Go front-end is written in the Go language itself.
24 November 2014 - LLGO - 9 Comments

HHVM 3.4 Adds New Features, Support

Facebook has released HHVM 3.4.0 today for those looking towards a high-performance PHP implementation or for using Facebook's Hack language.
20 November 2014 - HHVM 3.4.0 - 2 Comments

AMD & PathScale Join OpenACC Group

Up to now the OpenACC parallel programming standard has mostly been perceived as a NVIDIA affair along with backing from the likes of Cray and PGI. Now, however, AMD and PathScale are joining the OpenACC Standards Group so hopefully we'll see greater, multi-vendor adoption of it going forward.
17 November 2014 - OpenACC

Google Now Uses Clang As Their Production Compiler For Chrome Linux Builds

For just over one month Google's Chrome/Chromium team has been using Clang as their production compiler on Linux in place of GCC.
17 November 2014 - Clang'ed - 35 Comments

OpenMP 4.0 Offloading For Intel MIC Lands In GCC 5

GCC 5 seems to be getting more exciting by the day! The latest feature being piled onto GCC 5 for release next year is OpenMP 4.0 offloading support to target Intel MIC platforms.
13 November 2014 - GCC 5 - 3 Comments

Just-In-Time (JIT) Compilation Support Merged For GCC 5

Just in time for posing more competition to LLVM's compiler infrastructure, the GNU Compiler Collection now has JIT support.
12 November 2014 - GCC Just-In-Time - 7 Comments

Facebook Announces The Hack Transpiler

Facebook today announced the Hack Transpiler as a tool to encourage the growth of their Hack programming language by allowing Hack code-bases to be converted back into legitimate PHP5 for use on platforms where Facebook's HHVM isn't available.
11 November 2014 - h2tp - 2 Comments

GCC Compiler Optimization Benchmarks With A 16-Thread Haswell-EP

The latest Linux benchmarks to share of our two new Intel "Haswell-EP" Xeons are some compiler optimization performance tests with the Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 running with Fedora 21.
11 November 2014 - Intel Xeon - 4 Comments

GCC 5 Is Compiling Faster, But Still Falls Short Of Clang

On Saturday I posted some LLVM Clang vs. GCC benchmark results of the packages found in Fedora 21 on an Intel Xeon system, but how does the performance compare if building the latest snapshot of GCC 5? Fortunately, I have some interesting GCC 5.0 benchmarks to make this Sunday morning interesting for compiler fans.
9 November 2014 - GCC 5 - 68 Comments

LLVM Clang vs. GCC On Fedora 21 With A High-End Xeon

The latest weekend benchmarks up on Phoronix are comparing Fedora 21's GCC and LLVM Clang code compilers to see what's the fastest for an Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 rig with sixteen threads.
8 November 2014 - Fedora 21 Compilers - 17 Comments

OpenMandriva Lx Is Switching To Clang By Default

While OS X has switched to LLVM's Clang as the default C/C++ compiler and FreeBSD and other BSD distributions have followed in switching to Clang instead of GCC due to its more permissive license, OpenMandriva Lx is one of the first notable Linux distributions set to switch to Clang by default with its next release.
8 November 2014 - Clang'ed OpenMandriva - 11 Comments

OpenACC Front-Ends For C/C++ Are Moving Close For GCC 5

Code Sourcery developers are seeking permission to land their OpenACC C/C++ front-end support inside the mainline GCC code-base.
6 November 2014 - OpenACC - 1 Comment

GCC's JIT Compiler Support Moves A Step Closer To Mainline

Red Hat's David Malcolm remains committed to landing his just-in-time (JIT) compiler support for GCC.
1 November 2014 - GCC JIT - 1 Comment

GCC 4.9.2 Released Today To Fix Regressions

GCC 4.9.2 was released today as the latest point release in the GCC 4.9 series for the compiler originally released earlier this year.
30 October 2014 - GCC 4.9.2 - 4 Comments

Clang Goes Ahead And Enables C11 By Default

LLVM's Clang C/C++ compiler went ahead and enabled C11 as the default C language for the upcoming LLVM 3.6 release.
27 October 2014 - LLVM/Clang - 15 Comments

Automatic Feedback Directed Optimizer Merged Into GCC

The latest merged feature for next year's GCC 5 compiler release is AutoFDO support!
22 October 2014 - GCC AutoFDO - 10 Comments

Phoenix Is Trying To Be An Open Version Of Apple's Swift

Apple unveiled the Swift programming language at this year's WWDC event but sadly it's still not clear whether Apple will "open up" the language to let it appear on non-Apple platforms. Swift is built atop LLVM and designed to be Apple's successor to Objective-C in many regards while suppoorting C/Obj-C/Obj-C++ all within a single program. With non-Apple folks being interested in the language, it didn't take long before an open-source project started up around it.
21 October 2014 - Swift Language - 23 Comments

Facebook's Hack Language Making Progress To Advance PHP

Earlier this year Facebook launched the Hack language powered by their HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) and being based off PHP. Good progress is being made on enhancing the language with interest in the project continuing to grow inside and outside of Facebook.
21 October 2014 - Hack - 10 Comments

LLVM Gets Bindings For Google's Go

Another feature for the upcoming LLVM 3.6 release are bindings for Google's Go programming language.
20 October 2014 - Go Bindings - 2 Comments

Following GCC, Clang Looks To Default To C11

It looks like LLVM's Clang compiler will be defaulting to using the GNU's C11 standard for its next release.
20 October 2014 - GNU11 - 1 Comment

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