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LLVM Preparing To Raise Its Visual Studio Requirements

As a forewarning for anyone that might be forced to use MSVC / Visual Studio at their place of employment, LLVM developers are preparing to raise their compiler requirements for building out LLVM unless any old pre-2013 MSVC users raise their concerns.

31 January 2015 - MSVC 2013 - 8 Comments
How To Use GCC 5's OpenMP & OpenACC Offloading Support

With the upcoming GCC 5 compiler release there is the offloading infrastructure support in place as OpenMP 4.0 and OpenACC compute offloading to accelerators begin to mature in this open-source compiler. For those willing to toy with the latest experimental code, it's possible to get your feet wet if you have a NVIDIA GPU or supported Intel Xeon Phi MIC card.

25 January 2015 - GCC 5 Offloading - Add A Comment
LLVM Developers Are Bringing LLDB To Windows

On Linux there have been developers looking forward to having LLDB mature to become an advanced debugger alternative to GDB while Windows users are now being able to utilize this LLVM debugger as well.

20 January 2015 - LLVM Debugger - Add A Comment
Why Google Chrome Switched To The Clang Compiler On Linux

Since a few months back Google switched from GCC to Clang for compiling their production builds of the Chrome web-browser on Linux. A Google developer has now shed some light on the switch with backing up their own reasons for switching to Clang.

5 January 2015 - Clang'ing Chrome - 83 Comments
GCC 4.8.4 Officially Released

For those sticking to the GCC 4.8 compiler series rather than the newer GCC 4.9 stable series, the GCC 4.8.4 release is now available.

19 December 2014 - GCC 4.8.4 - Add A Comment
Details On Using OpenACC & GPUs With GCC

With OpenACC, NVIDIA's NVPTX back-end, and other improvements finally materializing within mainline GCC and its related code-bases, users are beginning to wonder how to actually use these new GCC features and experience GPU offloading with this free software compiler.

18 December 2014 - OpenACC - Add A Comment
New Ruby Benchmarks On GCC vs. LLVM Clang Compilers

Earlier this month were the independent benchmark results that saw Ruby built under Clang was faster than GCC when a developer running Debian was doing some basic compiler performance tests. Now another developer has done more extensive Ruby benchmarks on varying versions of GCC and Clang.

17 December 2014 - Compiler Benchmarks - 12 Comments

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