Portland, Ore. The Portland Group has released version 6.0 of its PGI Workstation-class of Fortran, C and C++ compilers and development tools, which will provisionally support Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, both of which are expected to debut later this year.
“Now users have an effective alternative to the captive suppliers; PGI compilers and tools now support both major processing platforms and both major 64-bit operating systems,” said Douglas Miles, director, The Portland Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of STMicroelectronics.
Utilized in high-performance computing applications, PGI compilers and tools support 32-bit and 64-bit Linux workstations, servers and clusters based on Advanced Micro Devices and Intel microprocessors.
Release 6.0 demonstrated an 8 to 15% improvement using standard benchmarks, including SPECCPU 2000, Polyhedron, NAS Benchmarks and STREAM, and now supports static objects larger than 2 Gbyte, according to the company.
Complete details of evaluation copies of the new PGI compilers for Microsoft's 64-bit Windows OS are available at
Pricing for the 64-bit Windows compilers will be announced later this year.
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