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Better Support & Performance For OpenACC Kernels Is Coming To GCC

While the GNU Compiler Collection has supported OpenACC for a few years now as this parallel programming standard popular with GPUs/accelerators, the current implementation has been found to be inadequate for many real-world HPC workloads leveraging OpenACC. Fortunately, Siemens has been working to improve GCC's OpenACC kernels support.

22 September 2021 - OpenACC Performance - Add A Comment
Apple Silicon / M1 Port Planned For GCC 12

Developers are hoping for next year's GCC 12 release they will have Apple AArch64 support on Darwin in place for being able to support Apple Silicon -- initially the M1 SoC -- on macOS with GCC.

17 September 2021 - GCC 12 - 15 Comments
New Intel Tremont Optimizations Heading To The GCC Compiler

The GNU Compiler Collection has already supported Intel's Tremont cores as used by the low-power Jasper Lake platform. Now though coming to GCC are some optimizations to further enhance the performance when targeting the Tremont micro-architecture.

15 September 2021 - Faster Tremont / Jasper Lake - 2 Comments
GCC 11.2 RC1 Compiler Punted For Testing

Three months after GCC 11.1 arrived as the first stable release of GCC 11, GCC 11.2 is set to be released soon while out today is the first and only planned release candidate.

21 July 2021 - GCC 11.2 - 2 Comments
GNU C Library Looking To Drop FSF Copyright Assignment Policy

The GCC compiler has long had a requirement that all contributors assign their copyright to the Free Software Foundation. Recently GCC dropped that copyright assignment policy and now the GNU C Library is looking at making a similar move.

15 June 2021 - Glibc - No More Copyright Assignment? - 67 Comments
GRUB 2.06 To Be Succeeded By... GRUB 2.11 Bootloader Next Year

Following this week's release of the big and long overdue GRUB 2.06 bootloader release, there is already development talk and action for the next release. Succeeding GRUB 2.0, GRUB 2.02, GRUB 2.04, and GRUB 2.06 is now going to be a bit of a version shakeup with GRUB 2.11 to be the next release.

10 June 2021 - 2.06 To 2.11 - 27 Comments
GCC 8.5 Released As The Last GCC 8 Compiler

For those of you still relying on a GCC 8 compiler, it's time to upgrade beyond that considering GCC 11 debuted just several weeks back, but if you are on the 2018 era compiler for enterprise/legacy reasons, GCC 8.5 is out as one last hurrah.

14 May 2021 - GCC 8.5 - 1 Comment

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