Gaussian 09 Adds 64-bit OSX Support Using PGI

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The Portland Group, developers of the PGI compiler suite, announced today that Gaussian used their compilers to port its flagship Gaussian 09 product to Intel-based Apple Macs running 64-bit OSX.

A large percentage of academic and government HPC users rely on Macbooks as their mobile computing solution,” said Douglas Miles, director, The Portland Group. “Now that Gaussian 09 is available on Mac OS X as well as on Linux- and Windows-based systems, these HPC developers can use and work on Gaussian 09 anywhere, any time using optimizing PGI Fortran and C/C++ compilers & tools.  The potential jump in productivity for these users is huge.”

Gaussian 09 is the latest in the Gaussian series of electronic structure programs. It is used by chemists, chemical engineers, biochemists, physicists and others for research in established and emerging areas of chemical interest. It can be used to study molecules and reactions under a wide range of conditions, including those that produce both stable species and compounds which are difficult or impossible to observe experimentally, such as short-lived intermediates and transition structures.

Because of Gaussian’s position as one of the preeminent electronic-structures software programs, over the years we have ported it to nearly every HPC platform using nearly every compiler and tool chain available,” said Dr. Michael Frisch, president of Gaussian, Inc. “When we have a choice, we prefer PGI. We have found their dependability and performance to be consistently first rate.”

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