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STMicro launches beta version of Opteron compiler

Posted: 08 Apr 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Stmicroelectronics? Portland group? advanced micro devices? amd? pgi workstation 5?

The Portland Group Compiler Technology team of STMicroelectronics has announced the beta release of the PGI Workstation 5.0 Fortran and C compilers for Advanced Micro Devices' (AMD) Opteron processors. This marks the first publicly available release of the company's upcoming suite of software development tools for AMD's 64-bit technology processors.

The PGI Workstation 5.0 beta release includes the PGF77, PGF90, PGCC, and PGC++ compilers that take advantage of the 64-bit processing capabilities of the Opteron processors. The 64-bit devices are capable of operating on data sets that are too large for 32-bit X86-compatible processors. They also feature expanded register sets to enable more efficient execution of compute-intensive applications.

"PGI Workstation 5.0 will help simplify customers' migrations to the power of 64-bit computing on AMD Opteron processor-based servers," said Marty Seyer, VP of server business segment, Computation Products Group, AMD. "Customers will also be able to optimize 32-bit application performance running on either a 32- or 64-bit OSs, protecting existing investment in their technology infrastructure."

The PGI workstation toolset features state-of-the art scalar optimizations, automatic parallelization for shared-memory multi-processors, industry standard OpenMP user-directed parallelization, and backward-compatibility with legacy compilers and tools.

The June 2003 release of the final version of the Wiorkstation is expected to also include the PGDBG parallel application debugger and PGPROF parallel application performance profiler.

The PGI Workstation 5.0 beta 64-bit toolset is available for download here.

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