While we don't spend time covering corporate acquisitions on the Dr. Dobb's news pages, this week we will make a passing notable mention of Nvidia's purchase of Portland Group.
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The GPU specialist has snapped up (PGI) The Portland Group (the HPC industry's self-proclaimed leading independent supplier of compilers and tools) to provide developers with what it hopes will be the world's best accelerated computing platform.
Portland has a long history of innovation in HPC compiler technology for Intel, IBM, Linux, OpenMP, GPGPU, and ARM.
The incoming staff will continue to operate under the PGI flag — developing OpenACC, CUDA Fortran, and CUDA x86 for multicore x86 and, of course, GPGPUs.
"Bringing our teams together strengthens the OpenACC initiative to create an easy on-ramp to parallel computing by joining the world's top independent provider of OpenACC compilers with the world's best GPU designers," said Nvidia's Ian Buck. "Behind every great processor technology stands a great compiler team. Ours just got bigger and better."