PGI and NVIDIA To Deliver CUDA Fortran Compiler

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News Posted: Tue, Jun 23 2009 5:42 PM

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Fortran support for NVIDIA CUDA GPUs to be incorporated into a new version of the PGI Fortran compiler


Hamburg, Germany, June 23, 2009 - The Portland Group , a wholly-owned subsidiary of STMicroelectronics and a leading supplier of compilers for high-performance computing (HPC), today announced an agreement with NVIDIA under which the two companies plan to develop new Fortran language support for CUDA GPUs.

The NVIDIA CUDA architecture allows developers to offload computationally intensive kernels to the massively parallel GPU. Through function calls and language extensions, CUDA gives developers explicit control over the mapping of general-purpose computational kernels to GPUs as well as placement and movement of data between the x64 processor and the GPU. The NVIDIA CUDA C compiler already provides this capability to C programmers. The CUDA Fortran compiler will provide this same level of control and optimization in a native Fortran environment from PGI.

"Fortran support for CUDA GPUs is a perfect complement to our existing roadmap for the PGI Accelerator Fortran and C compilers," said Douglas Miles, director, The Portland Group. "It enables interoperability of PGI Fortran and CUDA C and gives PGI users a full range of options in porting and optimizing Fortran applications to leverage the power of CUDA-enabled NVIDIA GPUs."

"The GPU computing developer community has made it clear there is a need and demand for a production-quality Fortran solution on the GPU," said Andy Keane, general manager, Tesla GPU Computing Solutions, NVIDIA. "With their large base of Fortran developers for x64 processor-based HPC systems, PGI provides a perfect bridge for migration of production science and engineering codes from existing platforms to NVIDIA Tesla GPUs."

The Portland Group and NVIDIA will release the Fortran language specification for CUDA GPUs at the International Conference on Supercomputing in Hamburg, Germany this week. The CUDA Fortran compiler will be added to a production release of the PGI Fortran compilers scheduled for availability in November 2009. More detailed information about PGI compilers and tools is available here.




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3vi1 replied on Tue, Jun 23 2009 7:29 PM

I'm still holding out for a CUDA COBOL compiler.

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Marco C replied on Tue, Jun 23 2009 10:06 PM

What about BASIC? Turbo Pascal?

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3vi1 replied on Tue, Jun 23 2009 10:17 PM

Marco C:

What about BASIC? Turbo Pascal?

When they release CUDA BASIC, you'll know about it because you'll see my name and "TRI-STATE KILLING SPREE" on the news.

Still, CUDA RPG would really make those reports fly.

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