A Phoronix Premium subscriber requested some fresh GCC compiler optimization tests, so here's some current results using GCC 5.2 on Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit.
While it will offend some that Google continues to be investing in NVIDIA's CUDA GPGPU language rather than an open standard like OpenCL, the Google engineers continue making progress on a speedy, open-source CUDA with LLVM.
Earlier this year Microsoft announced an LLVM-based .NET compiler was entering development, LLILC. Six months later, LLILC continues making progress.
While there's been a draft specification of OpenMP 4.1 out for public review since July and compiler developers have already been implementing OpenMP 4.1 support, this next version of the API for parallel programming is now going to be called OpenMP 4.5.
PHP developers have today released PHP 7.0 RC5 as the second to the last release candidate for the major PHP 7.0 release due out next month.
Samsung is just one of many companies that has grown increasingly fond of the LLVM compiler infrastructure and Clang C/C++ front-end. Clang is in fact the default compiler for native applications on their Tizen platform, but they have a whole list of reasons why they like this compiler.
While the LLVM community tends to be very respectful to one another and I'm having a hard time thinking of when things have ever gotten out of hand in their mailing list discussions, they are now pursuing a Community Code of Conduct.
Julia, the high-performance, high-level technical computing programming language written against LLVM, has made it to version 0.4.
For anyone dependent upon PHP's PEAR extensions, version 1.10 of PEAR is now available ahead of next month's planned PHP 7 release.
Perl 6 was unveiled last night in San Francisco by Larry Wall.
A month out from the launch of PHP 7, Rogue Wave Software has announced they've acquired Zend Technologies, the main company behind PHP for the enterprise.
Quick note for anyone who has a vested interest in LLVM/Clang on Windows or in Windows XP: LLVM has ended its support.
Tom Stellard of AMD has once again stepped up to maintain stable point releases of the LLVM compiler stack. He's laid out his plans now for doing minor updates to LLVM 3.7.
Earlier this month was an inquiry to upstream LLVM developers about including an Atmel AVR back-end in the mainline repository, which up to now has been developed out of tree. LLVM developers are now discussing this back-end and it's looking like it may be added once reviewed.
The MIPS P5600 processor is now supported by LLVM thanks to a now-merged patch from Imagination Technologies.
Since the beginning of the year Sony has been working on landing their PlayStation 4 compiler changes back into upstream LLVM/Clang. More of that code is now hitting mainline.
This year has been interesting watching Microsoft from the Linux/open-source world for several reasons, among them has been for their growing adoption of LLVM's Clang C/C++ compiler.
Yeppp! is a very fast vector math library that works with a variety of programming languages, designed to work on a vast array of hardware across multiple architectures, and with that is designed to be super fast.
For those interested in the Rust programming language, Rust 1.3 was released today.
Python 3.5.0 was released this morning with a number of major new features and other changes.
Just one month after the gigantic release of Go 1.5, the first minor point release is now available.
HippyVM is an open-source project that's striving for 100% compatibility with Zend PHP while being more than seven times faster than stock PHP and more than twice as fast as Facebook's HHVM.
WebAssembly, the low-level programming language for in-browser, client-side scripting that's a joint effort by all leading web browser vendors, continues making progress.
Just two weeks after releasing PHP 7.0 RC1, the second release candidate is now available for this gigantic update to PHP.
Earlier this year we learned of Facebook's plans for HHVM to integrate LLVM support into their PHP interpreter that also powers their Hack programming language. That work is now bearing some public progress.
LLVM 3.7 along with sub-projects like Clang 3.7.0 have been officially released this afternoon.
With PHP 7.0 RC1 having been released last week, I've spent a fair amount of time in the past few days trying out this first release candidate for the huge PHP 7 milestone.
For those who routinely build LLVM/Clang from SVN/Git or rely upon the LLVM.org APT repository, for at least some platforms the latest code is causing issues.
Hans Wennborg of Google announced the LLVM 3.7-RC4 tagging today and reaffirmed the expectation that LLVM/Clang 3.7.0 will be released next week.
The LLVM 3.7 release is imminent so here's our usual look at the new features/improvements for this open-source compiler stack. Complete OpenMP 3 support is a big one but there's also many other big ticket items to find in this major compiler update.
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