HPC Compiler Company PathScale Seeks Life Raft

March 23, 2017

HPCwire has learned that HPC compiler company PathScale has fallen on difficult times and is asking the community for help or actively seeking a buyer for its a Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

PGI Accelerator Compilers Add OpenACC Support for x86 Multicore CPUs

October 29, 2015

NVIDIA today announced availability of its newest PGI Accelerator Fortran, C and C++ compilers (version 15.10) now with support for OpenACC directives-based par Read more…

By John Russell

OpenACC Broadens Appeal with GCC Compiler Support

November 14, 2013

As the non-profit standards group behind the push for wider adoption via easier use of accelerators, OpenACC has quite a big job ahead. Although analysts agree Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

NVIDIA Takes PGI Under Wing

July 29, 2013

Moments ago, NVIDIA announced its acquisition of the Portland Group (PGI) which has provided compiler and tools for the HPC-oriented C and Fortran markets. According to the company's Sumit Gupta, this will allow them to further build their software portfolio and to push the adoption of GPUs through OpenACC in particular. NVIDIA and PGI will... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

HPC Programming in the Age of Multicore: One Man’s View

January 14, 2013

At this June's International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'13) in Leipzig, Germany, Gerhard Wellein will be delivering a keynote entitled, Fooling the Masses with Performance Results: Old Classics & Some New Ideas. HPCwire caught up with Wellein and asked him to preview some of the themes of his upcoming talk and expound on his philosophy of programming for performance in the multicore era. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

The Heterogeneous Programming Jungle

March 19, 2012

There are several approaches being developed to program heterogeneous systems, but none of them have proven to successfully address the real goal. This article will discuss a range of potentially interesting heterogeneous systems for high performance computing, why programming them is hard, and why developing a high level programming model is even harder. Read more…

By Michael Wolfe

OpenCL Gains Ground On CUDA

February 28, 2012

As the two major programming frameworks for GPU computing, OpenCL and CUDA have been competing for mindshare in the developer community for the past few years. Until recently, CUDA has attracted most of the attention from developers, especially in the high performance computing realm. But OpenCL software has now matured to the point where HPC practitioners are taking a second look. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

A Tale of Two GPU Computing Models

May 26, 2011

CUDA versus OpenMP for GPUs. What's a developer to do? Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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