Nov. 9, 2023
Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation

The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC), the trusted global leader in computing benchmarks, today announced the availability of the SPECaccel 2023 benchmark suite, a major update to the SPEC ACCEL v1.4 benchmark. The SPECaccel 2023 benchmark suite measures the performance of key system components using computationally intensive parallel applications running under the OpenACC and OpenMP target offloading APIs.

Nov. 6, 2023
GNU Compiler Collection

While the next revision of the C standard won't see its formal publishing until the 2024 calendar year, the ISO C standards committee already decided on keeping "C23" as the informal name for this next major C update. As such, with today's GCC 14 Git the -std=c23 compiler option for targeting C23 is now honored along with -std=gnu23 for the GNU dialect of C23.

Oct. 29, 2023

An NVIDIA compiler engineer last week laid out the company's plans for implementing OpenACC 3.3 offloading support within the LLVM Clang compiler.

Jul. 3, 2023

The in-development GCC 14 compiler has added support for the MIPS16e2 processor ISA.

MIPS16e2 is an extension of the MIPS16e instruction set and compatible with the MIPS32 and MIPS64 instruction sets. The MIPS16e2 ASE adds eight general purpose registers and several special purpose registers and defines new instructions for helping to increase code density.