updated 11:15 am EDT, Tue October 30, 2007
PGI Workstation released
The Portland Group has released its PGI Workstation suite of 64-bit parallel compilers and tools for Intel-based Macs, including the newly released Mac OS X Leopard. Designed for engineers and scientists who need high performance technical computing, PGI Workstation includes tools for building as well as debugging and profiling 64-bit and 32-bit Fortran, C, and C++ applications. Key compiler features include automatic user-directed parallelization and optimizations for extracting maximum performance from the newest generation of multi-core processors. PGI Workstation Complete is priced at $700 for academic institutions or $220 as part of a subscription plan, while business and government licenses of the software are available for $1,000 or $300 via subscription.
PGI compilers generate PGI Unified Binary executables fully optimized for both Intel EM64T and AMD64 processors, delivering all the benefits of a single x64 platform while enabling developers to utilize the latest technologies of both chip makers.
"PGI compilers consistently rate among the highest performers in the industry on SPECfp_base2000, SPECompM2001, and the NAS Parallel Benchmarks," the company states. "From a practical perspective, PGI is the compiler-of-choice and 64-bit performance leader for many widely-used research applications in the areas of geophysical modeling, mechanical engineering, non-linear dynamics, computational chemistry and high-energy physics."
PGI Workstation Complete includes separate PGF95, PGCC, and PGC+ compilers that feature fully integrated graphical PGDBG and PGPROF parallel MPI/OpenMP application debugging as well as profiling tools. The suite offers comprehensive documentation, online tutorials for porting 64-bit applications, and technical support.