Monday, August 10, 2009

The Portland Group

The Portland Group, Inc. (a.k.a. PGI) is the premier supplier of software compilers and tools for parallel computing, known on markets as PGI® products. The Portland Group offers high performance scalar and parallel Fortran, C and C++ compilers and tools for 64-bit AMD64 technology (AMD Opteron*, Athlon 64 and Turion*), 64-bit IA32 EM64T (Intel Pentium and Xeon with Enhanced Memory 64-bit Technology) and 32-bit x86 (AMD* Athlon* MP/XP, Intel* Pentium* 4 and Xeon*) processor-based workstations, servers and clusters.

The focus of the Portland Group is to provide the highest performance, production quality compilers and software development tools to the High Performance Technical Computing (HPTC) market. You will find below a short overview of The Portland Group and the PGI® product strategy and products.

The PGI 9.0 release includes the PGI Accelerator™ Fortran and C99 compilers supporting x64+NVIDIA Linux systems; PGF95 and PGCC accelerator compilers are supported on all Intel and AMD x64 processor-based systems with CUDA-enabled NVIDIA GPUs.

Using PGI Accelerator compilers, programmers can accelerate Linux applications on x64+GPU platforms by adding OpenMP-like compiler directives to existing high-level standard-compliant Fortran and C programs and then recompiling with appropriate compiler options.

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