October 30, 2012
Customers can now purchase PGI Fortran C, C++ compilers and development tools directly from SGI
PORTLAND, Ore. and FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 25 -- The Portland Group (PGI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of STMicroelectronics and the leading independent supplier of compilers and tools for high-performance computing, today announced a new reseller agreement with Silicon Graphics International Corp. (SGI), the trusted leader in technical computing. Under this agreement, SGI will resell PGI Fortran C and C++ compilers and development tools with SGI's line of servers based on Intel processors and NVIDIA GPU accelerators.
The PGI compilers and tools are used by scientists and engineers to create and run high-performance computing (HPC) applications for complex modeling and simulations in weather forecasting, geophysical processing, aerodynamic simulation, structural analysis, automotive crash-testing, computational chemistry, and related fields. PGI compilers and tools support the latest 64-bit processors from Intel and NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators, including Tesla GPUs based on the next-generation NVIDIA Kepler architecture.
"The process of procuring software packages separate from an HPC hardware system can often be difficult and time-consuming," said Douglas Miles, director of The Portland Group. "Now, customers who purchase x64 or x64+GPU processor-based systems from SGI can easily include a widely-used and integrated set of high-performance compilers and development tools that enable porting, debugging and tuning of MPI and OpenMP parallel science and engineering applications."
SGI develops, markets, sells and services technical computing solutions consisting of a broad line of low-cost, mid-range and high-end servers, including scale-out SGI Rackable and SGI ICE, and scale-up SGI UV servers, and data storage solutions, differentiating software, and infrastructure products that are designed-to-order for large-scale data center deployment. These solutions can enable enterprises to meet computing and storage requirements at a lower total cost of ownership with greater flexibility and scalability.
"SGI is pleased to offer The Portland Group compiler products to our customers. The integrated SGI UV systems with NVIDIA Tesla accelerators and PGI Accelerator Cluster Development Kit is a strong CUDA and OpenACC application development platform that can enable accelerating more innovative applications in the areas of life sciences, Government, research, and manufacturing," stated Christian Tanasescu, SGI Vice President, Software Engineering.
"The era of accelerated computing is here. SGI, with the help of PGI compilers, enables scientific and technical computing users to move GPU-accelerated computing more easily and quickly," said Sumit Gupta, senior director of the Tesla GPU computing business at NVIDIA.
The PGI compiler suite includes the PGFORTRAN, PGCC, and PGC++ compilers for the Fortran 2003, C, and C++ programming languages, respectively. PGI compilers and tools feature full native support for OpenMP parallel programming extensions in Fortran, C, and C++, full support for 64-bit addressing and native integrated scalar and vector SSE and AVX code generation.
The PGI Accelerator Fortran 2003 and C99 compilers also include support for the OpenACC directive-based x64+GPU programming model, CUDA Fortran extensions for NVIDIA GPUs, and CUDA C/C++ extensions for 64-bit and 32-bit x86 CPUs. PGI products include a bundled version of the ACML library of highly optimized numeric functions for mathematical, engineering, scientific, and financial applications, the PGDBG MPI and OpenMP parallel debugger and PGPROF MPI, OpenMP and CUDA parallel performance profiler. Cluster configurations are also available.
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About The Portland Group
The Portland Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of STMicroelectronics, is the premier supplier of high-performance parallel Fortran, C, and C++ compilers and tools for workstations, servers, and clusters based on x64 processors from Intel and AMD and GPU Accelerators from NVIDIA. PGI also develops products for ST and ST-Ericsson embedded processors. Further information on The Portland Group products can be found at www.pgroup.com, by calling Sales at (503) 682-2806, or by email to email@example.com.
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