PGI 2014 Brings New Level of Performance, Programming Simplicity to High Performance Computing

PGI 2014 Brings New Level of Performance, Programming Simplicity to High 
Performance Computing 
New Release Adds OpenACC 2.0 Features for NVIDIA and AMD GPU
Accelerators, Delivers Multi-core x64 Performance Gains 
SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/14/14 --  PGI, a leading suite
of high-performance parallelizing compilers and development tools,
now features support for the latest version of the OpenACC
programming standard on accelerator platforms. 
Available today, PGI(R) 2014 Compilers and Tools includes new
capabilities for programming the recently announced NVIDIA(R)
Tesla(R) K40 GPU accelerators using version 2.0 features of the
OpenACC directives-based parallel programming specification. It also
provides, for the first time, OpenACC support for AMD Radeon GPUs and
APUs.  
"We applaud PGI's ability to extract performance from AMD discrete
GPUs and APUs using OpenACC," said Suresh Gopalakrishnan, corporate
vice president and general manager of the Server business at AMD. "It
will help break down the remaining barriers to wide-scale accelerator
adoption, and decouple the choice of accelerator programming model
from the choice of accelerator hardware." 
Key features of PGI 2014 Compilers and Tools include: 


 
--  OpenACC 2.0 Features - PGI Accelerator native Fortran 2003, C99 and
    C++ compilers expand support for key OpenACC 2.0 features, including
    routine directive (procedure calls in accelerator regions),
    unstructured data lifetimes and others.
--  New NVIDIA(R) CUDA(R) Fortran Extensions - Add support for
    version 5.5 of the NVIDIA CUDA parallel programming platform, CUDA
    atomic functions and device-side debugging using Allinea DTT and
    TotalView from Rogue Wave.
--  Free PGI for OS X - Fortran 2003 and C99 compilers with all PGI
    multi-core x64 optimizations, command-line debugging and streamlined
    online documentation (available in February).

  
PGI 2014 compilers deliver an average of 75 percent faster performance
on the latest SPEC(R) OMP2012 benchmark suite, compared to GCC using
the latest AVX-enabled multi-core Intel and AMD x64 processors.
Additional capabilities of PGI 2014 Compilers and Tools include full
Fortran 2003 support, incremental Fortran 2008 features, updated
libraries, support for the latest operating systems and a
comprehensive suite of new and updated code examples and tutorials.  
For a complete list of the features and capabilities of PGI 2014
Compilers and Tools, visit http://www.pgroup.com/support/new_rel.htm. 
"The use of accelerators in high performance computing is now
mainstream," said Douglas Miles, director of PGI Software at NVIDIA.
"With PGI 2014, we are taking another big step toward our goal of
providing platform-independent, multi-core and accelerator
programming tools that deliver outstanding performance on multiple
platforms without the need for extensive, device-specific tuning."  
PGI 2014 is available today directly from NVIDIA and authorized
resellers. A free 30-day trial of PGI 2014 is available for new users
at www.pgroup.com. Registration is required.  
About PGI Software 
 An NVIDIA Corporation brand, PGI Software
includes high-performance parallel Fortran, C and C++ compilers and
tools for workstations, servers and clusters based on x64 processors
from Intel and AMD, and HPC accelerators from NVIDIA and AMD. More
information is available at www.pgroup.com, sales@pgroup.com or by
calling (503) 682-2806. 
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and availability of PGI 2014 Compilers and Tools are forward-looking
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NVIDIA Corporation
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