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    Phoronix: 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...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTgzMTE

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    How can one not get excited?

    These are features that put incredible power at the hands of everyday C/C++ programmers. In some cases, you can improve performance by several orders of magnitude with only slight changes to your code.

    You can use OpenCL, of course, but features like this make it far more automatic and accessible, and allow for our computing resources to be used far more efficiently then they are now. It's a sin that these mini-supercomputers (GPUs) just sit in our computers and usually don't do anything except render a simple desktop!

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