GNU UPC Hopes To Merge For GCC 6
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 1 December 2015 at 11:50 AM EST. 1 Comment
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Developers on GUPC, the GNU UPC project for extending GCC to support the Unified Parallel C language dialect, are hoping they can get their code merged for GCC 6.

It's been a while since last talking about Unified Parallel C as the C programming language extension designed for HPC on parallel machines, but the developers have been hard at work on improving the code and keeping it in sync with GCC.

Gary Funck sent out a request for comments today on merging GUPC into GCC 6.0 trunk. This would add a new -fupc switch to GCC's C compiler to enable the Unified Parallel C support. Many more details are available via this mailing list post.

However, it's not clear if GUPC will make it for GCC 6. Besides the usual code reviews being needed, feature development is now over (stage one development) so a release exception would need to be approved for landing this feature late. At this time it's not clear whether it will make it or not for GCC's 2016 release.

Those unfamiliar with Unified Parallel C can learn more from the official site and the GUPC project.
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