Compiler News Archives
GCC 5 To Boast New x86 Optimizations

GCC 5 already boasts an incredible amount of new compiler features as laid out now over dozens of Phoronix articles, but there's even more abound for this major compiler update due out in 2015.

29 November 2014 - GCC 5.0 - 8 Comments
AMD Richland APU Support Added To Coreboot

While traditionally AMD CPU/APUs and their chipsets are generally better supported by Coreboot than Intel hardware, only today is there AMD "Richland" APU support coming to Coreboot along with support for one new Lenovo laptop.

27 November 2014 - Richland - 6 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 - Add A Comment
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 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
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
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 - 12 Comments
OpenACC 2.0 With NVIDIA PTX/CUDA Support Is Closer For GCC

For the past year Code Sourcery / Mentor Graphics has been working with NVIDIA to bring OpenACC 2.0 support to GCC and to allow for this heterogeneous parallel programming API to be taken advantage of with NVIDIA GPUs from GCC. This work is closer to finally being realized for allowing OpenACC programs to be compiled with GCC and target NVIDIA GPUs on Linux.

15 October 2014 - libgomp - 1 Comment
Bill Wendling Leaves LLVM Release Manager Role

Some weeks ago on Twitter a follower had mentioned a rumor that Apple was forcing its compiler developers to focus less on general LLVM work and to basically spend their time on Apple's new Swift project. While there's been a general slowdown of direct Apple contributions to LLVM, there's the latest sign today they might be divesting their interest somewhat in direct management of this open-source compiler infrastructure.

14 October 2014 - LLVM/Clang - 28 Comments
Open-Source .NET Fans Push Its New Foundation

This year at Microsoft's Build Developer Conference a .NET Foundation was announced to steward the "open-source technologies for .NET" While many open-source fans aren't too enthusiastic about .NET in any capacity, the .NET Foundation is beginning to move forward.

14 October 2014 - .NET Foundation - 39 Comments

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