Nvidia Acquires The Portland Group to Double Down on HPC

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Over at the Nvidia Blog, Ian Buck writes that Nvidia has acquired The Portland Group (PGI), the well-known independent supplier of compilers and tools. Up until now, The Portland Group was a wholly-owned subsidiary of semiconductor manufacturer STMicroelectronics, who acquired PGI back in December 2000.

NVIDIA VP of Business Development Jeff Herbst, PGI Director Doug Miles and NVIDIA General Manager of GPU Computing Software Ian Buck.

Founded in 1989, PGI has a long history of innovation in HPC compiler technology for Intel, IBM, Linux, OpenMP, GPGPU, and ARM. We’ve worked closely with them for the past five years as we’ve pushed deeper into high performance computing with GPUs. PGI and its exceptionally talented staff will continue to operate under the PGI flag – developing OpenACC, CUDA Fortran and CUDA x86 for multicore x86, and of course GPGPUs. And they will continue to serve their wide-range of customers – including chip makers, research labs and HPC computing centers. Bringing our teams together further cements our strong, established technical partnership in creating developer tools for the accelerated computing revolution. It also strengthens the OpenACC initiative to create an easy on-ramp to parallel computing by joining the world’s top independent provider of OpenACC compilers with the world’s best GPU designers.

I had a chance to talk to Ian last week about the acquisition, and he tells me the PGI folks are really excited about coming on board. Read the Full Story.