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Re: LLVM to get massive GPU support with Fortran
- From: Jack Howarth <howarth dot at dot gcc at gmail dot com>
- To: Toon Moene <toon at moene dot org>
- Cc: "gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org" <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:11:30 -0500
- Subject: Re: LLVM to get massive GPU support with Fortran
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On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 2:14 PM, Toon Moene <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 11/16/2015 12:58 AM, Steve Kargl wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 12:04:06AM +0100, Thomas Koenig wrote:
>>> It is not entirely clear on what they plan to do.
>>> Use gfortran via dragonegg?
>> The 3 DOE labs in the USA have contracted PGI to port
>> (some of) there Fortran FE to LLVM and open source the
> To put this in a (timeline) perspective:
> On the 18th of March, 2000, I announced Andy Vaught's work on the g95
> front-end to the gcc-patches mailing list.
> In 2004 (!) we merged the resulting compiler and run-time library into the
> gcc (cvs) repository (obviously, after the tree-ssa infrastructure went in -
> 2004-05-17, but before the creation of the 4.0 release branch - 2005-02-25).
> Then it took another 2 months for 4.0 to be released.
> Unless PGI manages to summon massively large (parallel) working groups to
> accomplish this, it might take a few years to fruition.
On the other hand, the llvm-dev posting implies that PGI will be
starting from an existing fortran front-end. If they only need to code
the middle-/back-end integration of llvm into a pre-existing mature
fortran front-end, the promised late 2016 release date might not be so
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