Last month Google engineers posted patches to LLVM for "Lanai", an in-house (apparently network/communications oriented) processor as they were looking to upstream the code. This raised some concerns over Google looking to upstream the code when those outside of the search giant can't even benefit from the code due to the hardware not being public and other concerns, but nevertheless, the code was merged today.
While it comes down to a mundane commit, the AMD Polaris next-generation graphics processor support was already added to LLVM for the Radeon driver's back-end.
As the first major release since Apple open-sourced the Swift programming language and began providing Linux support, Swift 2.2 is now available.
PyPy 5.0 has been released today as the alternative Python interpreter and JIT compiler focused on performance and efficiency.
Google developers are looking at starting a new LLVM sub-project around parallel runtime and support libraries for GPUs, CPUs, and other platforms. As part of it, they are also looking to open-source their StreamExecutor that wraps around the CUDA and OpenCL runtimes.
While running late, the release of LLVM 3.8 and Clang 3.8 is now officially available.
With LLVM Clang 3.7 came full support for OpenMP 3.1 at long last but with OpenMP 4.5 being the latest spec, Intel and others involved with the Clang OpenMP initiative haven't let up and continue working towards supporting the latest OpenMP 4.x interfaces.
With it being trivial to deploy new benchmark test cases with the Phoronix Test Suite and it being fully-automated, the latest results of our Xeon E3 v5 Skylake CPUs are some GCC reference benchmarks with various optimization levels to see the impact on the performance of the generated binaries as well as build time.
While LLVM/Clang 3.8 was supposed to be released last week, its release got delayed but it looks like it should finally ship in the next few days.
LDC 0.17.0 was released this past week as the newest version of this LLVM-based compiler for the D programming language.
LLVM 3.8 was supposed to be tagged today, but it doesn't look like that is going to happen.
If all goes well, LLVM 3.8 and Clang 3.8 could be officially released within the next day or so. Here is a look at some of the new features of LLVM/Clang 3.8.
While Clang has long been talked about as producing better warnings/errors and diagnostics than the GNU Compiler Collection, the GCC developers have been ramping up their error/warning reporting to be more helpful to developers in debugging compile-time issues. GCC 5 had brought a number of improvements on this front while GCC 6 will be even more helpful.
Our friends at PathScale are looking to hire several more engineers to work on their advanced compiler stack.
While for years there has been ongoing work to build the Linux kernel with Clang, in 2015 there wasn't much progress to report and the mainline LLVM Clang compiler still can't build the mainline Linux kernel tree successfully. What's going on?
Patches published by Google developers today for LLVM/Clang confirm that the company has at least one in-house processor of its own.
A few days ago I posted a number of LLVM Clang optimization level benchmarks using the latest code for the upcoming Clang 3.8 release. Those tests went from -O0 to -O3 -march=native, but many Phoronix readers wanted -Ofast so here are those results too.
As some recent GCC 5.2 compile tuning tests with various CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS were of interest to a number of Phoronix readers, hare are some benchmarks with a number of different compiler flag tests when using the LLVM Clang 3.8 compiler.
Go developers are warning that with the upcoming Go 1.7 release the compiler could be as much as two times slower, but will yield better quality -- and hopefully faster -- generated code.
In case you haven't realized it yet, LLVM is relied upon by quite the number of software projects both open and closed. LLVM continues making new leaps and bounds not just as a traditional C/C++ compiler but in other innovative areas as well.
Libreboot, the version of Coreboot that is 100% free software without relying upon any proprietary blobs, has added support for another AMD motherboard.
The first release candidate is now available for the Go 1.6 programming language.
LLVM/Clang is the latest high-profile project to abandon its Autoconf build system.
For those that didn't notice yet, the first release candidate for LLVM 3.8 and Clang 3.8 are now available.
For whatever reason it didn't come for many months until after Skylake CPUs shipped, but LLVM Git/SVN now has Skylake and its features added to the x86 target list.
The Mozilla-backed crew working on the Rust programming language announced the release today of Rust v1.6 as their first new version of 2016.
With yesterday's merging of AMD HSA support into GCC 6, questions have been raised by readers in taking advantage of this acceleration support for AMD APUs and related items.
When it comes to open-source C/C++ compilers, most of the coverage these days is about new features and functionality for GCC and LLVM Clang. However, the Portable C Compiler with its history originally dating back to the 1970s continues to be in-development.
LLVM Clang 3.8 has been branched from trunk, thus making LLVM Clang 3.9 the new version under development.
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