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XL Fortran and XL C/C++ for Linux evaluation versions now hosted on public apt-get and zypper repositories!

Originally posted by: Dwayne M Now there’s an even easier way to get you started with your evaluation of the latest XL C/C++ (V13.1.1) and XL Fortran (V15.1.1) for Linux compilers for the little endian Linux distributions on Power Systems (Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10, and SLES 12). We...

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Using -qxlf2008 to conform to Fortran 2008 standard on dummy argument presence checking

Originally posted by: ChristineLi When compiling with compiler invocations conforming to earlier Fortran standards, you can specify -qxlf2008=checkpresence to check the dummy argument presence according to the Fortran 2008 standard . The default for the f2008 , xlf2008 , and xlf2008...

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OpenMP 4.0 about to be released and IWOMP 2013

Originally posted by: Michael Wong So much has been happening in OpenMP since SC 12 that I hope to capture it all in this post while flying to the ADC C++ meeting where I will talk about C++14, ISOCPP.org, and Transactional Memory. First, the research arm of OpenMP is IWOMP, the...

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A compiler option that helps debug optimized code

Originally posted by: melaniejs Debugging optimized code has always been a challenging task, because it could make the program state not available to debuggers. Optimization can change the sequence of operations, add or remove code, change variable data locations, and perform other...

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A new test selection technique that uses IBM XL C/C++ and Fortran compilers to build smarter test environments

Originally posted by: melaniejs Igor Todorovski, Jean Saad, and Francesco Cassullo introduce a test selection technique to reduce the number of test cases used for regression testing without degrading test coverage. It uses profile data from the function tracing feature (functrace) of the...

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New sandbox exercises for XL Fortran

Originally posted by: melaniejs Check out new exercises in the Power sandbox. You can find them below. You can learn about compiling with a list of options defined in a file, debugging optimized code, new OpenMP3.1 constructs, performance benefits of using F2008...

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Experience the latest XL Fortran compilers on AIX and Linux - Download a trial

Originally posted by: melaniejs Looking to see and learn about the latest compiler enhancements in XL Fortran on AIX and Linux. Download a trial. Here is quick recap of some of the highlights of these new compilers: Compliance to ISO programming language standards including the...

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Interested in improving application performance and programming productivity? Check out the latest release of XL Fortran

Originally posted by: melaniejs Check out all the information about the latest release of XL Fortran for AIX, and XL Fortran for Linux. You can get a summary of each release by product as well as all the announcement details. See What's new in the release including enhancements to...

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Module Symbol Files

Originally posted by: Rafik Zurob You might have noticed that the compiler creates files with the mod file extension. These are what we call module symbol files. A module symbol file contains information about the specification part of a Fortran module. The file name is made of the...

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The View from OpenMP F2F January 2012 Meeting

Originally posted by: Michael Wong In late January, I hosted the OpenMP January 2012 Face-2-Face (F2F) meeting in San Francisco at the Serrano hotel attended by 24 experts. In the words of one expert, it was one of the most productive meeting we have had in a long time. In this meeting, we...

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