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GCC 4.9 vs. LLVM Clang 3.5 On Intel's Haswell-E Platform Under Linux

With my Intel Core i7 5960X Haswell-E Linux review out there, one of the quick to be requested extra tests is benchmarking the i7-5960X 16-thread processor with LLVM/Clang against GCC. Here's some initial data comparing the compilers for this $1000+ processor.
11 September 2014 - Compiler Battle - 14 Comments

GCC 5 Will Have Full Support For Intel's Cilk Plus

While GCC has had Cilk Plus multi-threading support since last year that made it into GCC 4.9, with the upcoming GCC 5 release will be full support for Intel's Cilk Plus specification.
10 September 2014 - Cilk Plus - 2 Comments

Intel Releases Updated Cilk Plus LLVM Compiler

Intel has shipped an updated version of their Cilk Plus code compiler that's built atop LLVM.
8 September 2014 - Cilk Plus

Relive The GNU Tools Cauldron 2014 With The Just-Posted Videos

For those interested in GCC and other components of the GNU stack, the videos of the GNU Tools Cauldron 2014 event from earlier this summer have finally been published.
5 September 2014 - Cauldron

LLVM 3.5 Is Finally Available For Download

LLVM 3.5 is now available for fans just not looking for a more liberally licensed compiler but for those dependent upon AMD's GPU LLVM compiler back-end and the other innovative use-cases provided by the LLVM stack.
5 September 2014 - LLVM 3.5 - 1 Comment

The Features To Find With The Imminent Release Of LLVM/Clang 3.5

LLVM 3.5 is tentatively scheduled to be released tomorrow as the latest bi-annual update to the open-source compiler infrastructure along with its sub-projects like the Clang C/C++ front-end. If you haven't been following its development closely or trying out the pre-releases, here's a recap of some of the changes you can find with this newest release.
2 September 2014 - LLVM 3.5 - 6 Comments

GCC 5.0 Adds DragonFlyBSD Support

The latest addition to GCC 5's growing list of features is official support for DragonFlyBSD on i386 and x86_64 architectures.
2 September 2014 - GCC 5 - 2 Comments

Microsoft & AMD Release C++ AMP Compiler With Linux Support

AMD and Microsoft jointly released C++ AMP version 1.2 compiler that supports Linux alongside Windows. Ubuntu is the officially supported distribution at this time.
1 September 2014 - HSA - 8 Comments

Quick Test: PHP 5.6 Against Facebook's HHVM

While PHP 5.6 was just released, Facebook's HHVM remains a competitive, alternative implementation that continues gaining new features and is being ruthlessly optimized by Facebook engineers.
29 August 2014 - Performance - 16 Comments

LLVM 3.5 RC4 Released

A fourth release candidate for LLVM 3.5 had to be issued today over running into a pesky issue that needed to be resolved.
28 August 2014 - RC4 - 2 Comments

Checking On The Performance Of PHP 5.6

With this morning's release of PHP 5.6 I ran some quick PHP performance tests.
28 August 2014 - PHP 5.6 - 5 Comments

New GCC 5.0 Changes, Command-Line Options That Landed So Far

While we're just a few months into the GCC 4.10 release cycle that's going to be released as GCC 5, there's already some release notes forming for this 2015 open-source compiler update.
26 August 2014 - GCC 5 - 18 Comments

Julia Language v0.3 Improves Technical Computing

Version 0.3 of the Julia programming language has been released.
23 August 2014 - Julia 0.3 - 11 Comments

Patch By Patch, LLVM Clang Gets Better At Building The Linux Kernel

With each kernel revision, LLVM Clang gets closer to being able to build the mainline Linux kernel. There's now just a few dozen patches outstanding for LLVMLinux to be a mainline success.
22 August 2014 - LLVMLinux - 17 Comments

AMD Compiler Optimization Benchmarks With GCC 4.10 (GCC 5.0)

As a continuation to yesterday's brief GCC 4.9 vs. GCC 4.10 (GCC 5.0) comparison with the AMD A10 A-Series "Kaveri" APU, here's some benchmarks when using the GCC 4.10 development snapshot and trying a variety of CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS to see the current impact on their performance for a variety of Linux benchmarks.
16 August 2014 - CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS - 21 Comments

GCC 5.0 Doesn't Show Much Difference Yet For AMD's Steamroller

There's been a lot of AMD APU tests this week on Phoronix with having the newest Kaveri APUs. Our latest APU adventure is seeing how well the GCC performance compares between GCC 4.9 and GCC 4.10, what's expected to become GCC 5.0.
15 August 2014 - GCC 4.9 vs. 4.10 - 14 Comments

A New Program Exists To Translate x86 Machine Code Into LLVM Bitcode

McSema has been officially open-sourced as an advanced program for translating x86 machine code into LLVM bitcode.
11 August 2014 - McSema - 7 Comments

GCC As A Just-In Time Compiler Is An Interesting Project

Aside from the experimental "Coconut" as a Python JIT compiler using GCC's new Just-In Time capabilities, the libgccjit.so shared library isn't yet depended upon in the real-world but the JIT compilation abilities are being built upon for hopeful incorporation into the GNU Compiler Collection.
28 July 2014 - GCC JIT

Linus Torvalds On GCC 4.9: Pure & Utter Crap

Linus Torvalds' latest tirade is over the GCC 4.9 code compiler.
26 July 2014 - Bad Code Generation - 80 Comments

Cauldron 2014: GCC & LLVM Will Look To Collaborate More

Last week in Cambridge (UK) was the GNU Tools Cauldron 2014 conference where a number of interesting GCC-related talks took place, including greater collaboration between the GCC and LLVM/Clang compiler crews.
26 July 2014 - Cauldron

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