PGI 14.4 Compiler Suite Adds OpenACC Features and Multicore Performance Gains

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pgiToday The Portland Group released Version 14.4 of the PGI 2014 Compilers and Tools suite with expanded OpenACC features and Multi-core x64 Performance Gains.

Available today from Nvidia and authorized resellers, key features of the PGI Accelerator 14.4 suite include:

  • Expanded OpenACC features – Including loop directive collapse clause on deeply nested loops, parallel directive firstprivate clause, C structs/Fortran derived type member arrays in data clauses, and more.
  • Support for OpenACC in C++ Classes – Including static array class members, member pointers to dynamic arrays, and member functions and operators.
  • OpenACC device-side debugging – Supported using Allinea DTT.
  • Multi-core CPU features and enhancements – Improved SPEC OMP 2012 performance compared to PGI 14.1 on Intel Sandy Bridge processors, support for new AVX2 instructions on the latest Intel Haswell CPUs, and a new EDG C++ front-end with C++11 support.

Other new features and enhancements of PGI 14.4 include comprehensive support for environment modules, prebuilt versions of the popular NetCDF and HDF5 libraries, and new tutorials and code examples.

PGI has posted a complete list of PGI 14.4 features and capabilitiesFree evaluation versions of PGI software are also available for download.