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 PGI  2018 version 18.1 is now available.

  • Accelerate your HPC Applications with Teslas V100 GPUs
  • Support for the Latest CPUs.
  • Full OpenACC 2.6
  • OpenACC for CUUDA Unified Memory
  • AVX-512 Support
  • New C++17 Features
    OpenMP 4.5 for Multicore CPUs
  • PGI Unified Binary for tesla and Multicore
  • Use C++14 Lambdas with Capture in OpenACC Regions
  • LLVM/x86-64 Code Generator
  • Enhanced Profiling Features.

What's New in Intel Parallel Studio XE 2018?    
Release notes
Product Brief

Modernize Code for Performance, Scalability, and Portability

  • Deliver and scale forward with consistent programming for Intel® Xeon® and Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors using Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 instructions.
  • Find high-impact, but under-optimized loops using the Roofline analysis in Intel® Advisor.
  • Accelerate HPC with high-performance Python.
  • Stay up to date with the latest standards and integrated development environments (IDE):
    • Full C++14 and initial C++ 2017 (in draft)
    • Full Fortran 2008 and initial Fortran 2015 (in draft)
    • Python 2.7 and 3.6
    • Initial OpenMP* 5.0 (in draft)
    • Visual Studio* 2017 integration
Flexibility for Your Needs
  • Quickly spot high-payoff opportunities for faster code using a combined performance snapshot for MPI, CPU, FPU, & memory use.
  • Easily access the latest Intel® Performance Libraries and Intel® Distribution for Python* via APT GET, YUM, and Conda*.
  • Immediately use new, broader redistribution rights for Intel® Performance Libraries and Intel Distribution for Python



Polyhedron releases more training videos. This time they deal with the programming of SQL database applications using ForDBC, the SQL/ODBC interface for Fortran/Windows programmers:


Polyhedron Software & Services

Polyhedron releases three training videos:

Absoft compilers

Pro Fortran 2017 brings more performance, new features and expanded visual capabilities to Fortran developers.
Building faster Fortran code and mixed Fortran/C code with 2017 is easier than ever before, and results can be displayed graphically with a click of the mouse. Pro Fortran 2017 continues to set new benchmarks with its combination of ease-of-use development tools, fast code, automated data visualization, code reliability and the industry’s most user friendly upgrade policy. New features include:

All Platforms:

• OpenMP 3.1 Support
• Enhanced auto-parallel and OpenMP support libraries
• Performance Improvements
• New AWE Window routines
  * AWE_activateWindow
  * AWE_cascadeWindows
  * AWE_moveWindow
  * AWE_tileWindows
• Bundled SLATEC MATH library
• Automatic DLL deployment
• Fx3 Debugger Fortran run time error trapping

Intel Software Elite Reseller

Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2017 tool suite simplifies the design, development, debug, and tuning of code that utilizes parallel processing to boost application performance. Get more application performance with less effort on compatible Intel® processors and coprocessors.

Three editions based on your development needs:

  • Composer* Edition includes compilers, performance libraries, and parallel models optimized to build fast parallel code.
    > view pricing options
  • Professional* Edition includes everything in the Composer edition. It adds performance profiler, threading design/prototyping, and memory & thread debugger to design, build, debug and tune fast parallel code.
    > view pricing options
  • Cluster Edition includes everything in the Professional edition. It adds a MPI cluster communications library, along with MPI error checking and tuning to design, build, debug and tune fast parallel code that includes MPI.
    > view pricing options

Exclusive to Polyhedron: training videos - free with each sale or renewal!

Fortran plusFORT
 Polyhedron F77 to F90 converter - free on-line tool using Polyhedron's plusFORT toolset

Silverfrost FTN95 Fortran compiler
Silverfrost announce FTN95 V8.0.
With Silverfrost FTN95: Fortran for Windows you can create console based, conventional Windows and Microsoft .NET applications. Silverfrost FTN95 is the only compiler that can produce Microsoft .NET applications that can use the full Fortran 95 language. Silverfrost FTN95 also boasts its world leading CHECKMATE run-time checking technology that finds bugs fast!


Lahey FortranLahey GNU Fortran Lahey/Fujitsu LF 7.7 for Windows now available. Pro version incorporates Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 shell, Lahey's Fortran Integration, WiSK a Winteracter subset, + much more. Also included the Lahy GNU compiler (32/64-bit) with Visual Studio 2013 Shell.

QTConsole from QT Software
Announcing a new library for Fortran programmers to configure their output in the Console Window.
Features such as character position, colour and buffer-size can all be controlled by simple calls to these routines.
For more information, click here.

PGI Fortran C++ PGI V2017 Released!
  • Comprehensive support for OpenACC 2.5 Fortran/C/C++ on Tesla GPUs and multi-core CPUs
    • P100 and CUDA 8.0 support (CUDA 7.5 is default)
    • OpenACC support on multi-core x86-64 and OpenPOWER CPUs
    • CACHE directive —more efficient use of CUDA shared memory on Tesla GPUs
  • The PGI C++14 compiler is now interoperable with g++ through GCC 6.2, and features improved exception handling and inlining
  • Performance Improvements
    • OpenPOWER CPU performance enhancements of 5–10% vs PGI 16.10
    • Additional tuned numerical intrinsic functions for Haswell and Broadwell
    • New bottom-up inliner across all languages
  • Updated Open MPI, NetCDF, ESMF libraries; new Linux distro support; debugger enhancements
  • Applications-driven fixes, features, and tuning

Winteracter Fortan GUI Winteracter V10.10 is available in both 32- and 64 bit versions and is available for Windows, Linux and MacOS . See here for list of enhancements

GINO graphics
GINO 8.0 Now Available. GINO is a high-end feature-rich API for creating complex 2D and 3D graphics and GUI applications. GINO v8.0 keeps pace with the latest versions of Fortran compilers and Windows operating system.

UltraEdit for Linux
New UltraEdit - text editor for Linux
UltraEdit is specially designed for editing text and programming.