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 PGI  2018 version 18.7 is now available.
  • OpenACC true deep copy directives for aggregate data structures in Fortran, C and C++
  • OpenACC Autocompare for debugging of OpenACC programs
  • PCAST — PGI Compiler Assisted Software Testing
  • LLVM 6.0-based code generator — averages 15% faster on several important benchmarks
  • Default CUDA toolkit version auto-detected based on installed CUDA driver
  • Default CUDA compute capability target selected based on installed CUDA-capable GPUs
  • Fortran 2008 SUBMODULE support
  • Fortran 2003 semantics for allocatable variable assignments
  • Up to 1000 characters in Fortran free-form source lines
  • OpenMP 4.5 enhancments for multicore CPUs including more efficient "distribute parallel" loop constructs
  • CUDA Unified Memory Pool allocator tuning for improved OpenACC performance
  • Updated pgaccelinfo and pgcpuid utilities
  • Interoperable with GNU versions up to and including GCC 8.1
  • In addition, 33 user-requested enhancements and fixes have been added.
PGI Community Edition compilers for Linux/x86-64 are now available as a container image on the NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC) and as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.

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


 Winteracter  Winteracter V12

New - Winteracter V12.0 - a GUI toolset for the Fortran programming language including various visual development tools and a substantial subroutine library. Available for Windows, Linux and Mac. Each licence now includes libraries for all currently supported compilers on the corresponding platform. Both 32 and 64-bit support included.


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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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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.

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.