A public beta release of Nvidia's PGI CUDA-enabled Fortran compiler is now available for use in application development.
announced Sept. 29 that a public beta release of its PGI CUDA-enabled
Fortran compiler is now available.
Nvidia developed this compiler in collaboration with the Portland Group to
be "the first Fortran compiler compatible with Nvidia CUDA-enabled
graphics processing units (GPUs)." According to the company's news
"GPU computing with the CUDA
C-compiler has gained significant momentum in the High-Performance Computing (HPC) space as it enables developers to get
transformative increases in performance with minimal coding required.
"Fortran is particularly well
suited to numeric computation and scientific computing and remains widely used
in a wide range of applications such as weather modeling, computational fluid
dynamics and seismic processing."
Developers can download the beta CUDA Fortran compiler
for Linux, Windows
and Mac OS from the Portland Group's Website. The PGI CUDA Fortran compiler
requires the CUDA SDK (software development kit) which is available from CUDA
Zone at www.nvidia.com/cuda.
The statement concluded, "PGI compilers are recognized in the HPC
community for delivering world-class performance across a wide spectrum of
applications and benchmarks. For more information on the CUDA Fortran compiler
please visit: www.pgroup.com/cudafortran.