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PGI Collaborates with AMD on APU Compilers for HPC

Today The Portland Group announced that PGI Accelerator Fortran, C and C++ compilers will soon target the AMD line of accelerated processing units (APUs) as well as the AMD line of discrete GPU accelerators. PGI will work closely with AMD to extend its PGI Accelerator directive-based compilers to generate code directly for AMD GPU accelerators, and to generate heterogeneous x64+GPU executable files that automatically use both the CPU and GPU compute capabilities of AMD APUs.

The PGI Accelerator compilers will open up programming of AMD APUs and GPUs to the growing number of HPC developers using directives to accelerate science and engineering applications,” said Douglas Miles, director, The Portland Group. “Together with AMD, we are working to make heterogeneous programming easily accessible to mainstream C and Fortran developers, and to unleash the power of these devices.”

PGI says that preliminary support for AMD accelerators from within PGI Accelerator compilers is planned for mid-2013, and a full production release is scheduled for later that year. The company will be demonstrating a development release of its PGI Accelerator compilers for AMD in booth 1321 at SC12 in Salt Lake City, November 12–15, 2012. Read the Full Story.

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