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Native FORTRAN, C and C++ Compilers for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows

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HPC servers are quickly expanding beyond multicore x86 CPUs to OpenPOWER, ARM and GPU accelerators. PGI Fortran, C and C++ compilers and OpenACC are designed to deliver high performance on all of these processors. PGI compilers for x86 and GPUs are available now, including OpenACC parallelization across all cores of a multicore CPU or a GPU. PGI and OpenACC deliver the performance you need today, and the flexibility you need tomorrow. PGI compilers can take you there.

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PGI Compilers

The packaging of PGI licenses has been changed with the release of version PGI 2016 version 16.10. Alfasoft and PGI recommends PGI Professional Edition which includes PGI Fortran, C and C++ compilers and tools for x86-64 and OpenPOWER multicore CPUs and NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, including all OpenACC, OpenMP and CUDA Fortran features. PGI Professional Edition is a perpetual license offered with technical support with frequent PGI updates that include the latest PGI feature enhancements, performance improvements and bug fixes. The PGI Professional Edition is for HPC experts who need cutting edge compilers and support for production software development.


PGI Compilers

On Intel Haswell CPUs with OpenMP, PGI delivers multicore performance more than 50% faster than the latest GCC compilers. That’s like buying a cluster with 50% more compute nodes. PGI compilers deliver world-class multicore CPU performance and accelerator programming features that can dramatically increase the performance of applications on GPU accelerators.

Accelerate Your Code with OpenACC
Is your application 10s or 100s of thousands of lines of Fortran, C and C++ code? With OpenACC directives, you don’t have to parallelize all of it at once. You can identify hot loops and code regions using the PGPROF profiler, then incrementally parallelize and tune them one by one. OpenACC code remains 100% standard-compliant and portable to other compilers and platforms, and enables parallel processing on CPUs and GPUs using identical source code.

PGI Supports All Major HPC Platforms
HPC servers are quickly expanding beyond multicore x86 CPUs to OpenPOWER, ARM and GPU accelerators. PGI Fortran, C and C++ compilers and OpenACC are designed to deliver high performance on all of these processors. PGI compilers for x86 and GPUs are available now, including OpenACC parallelization across all cores of a multicore CPU or a GPU. The Beta Evaluation Program for PGI compilers on OpenPOWER CPUs coupled to NVIDIA Tesla GPUs is coming this summer. PGI and OpenACC deliver the performance you need today, and the flexibility you need tomorrow. PGI compilers can take you there.

PGI multiple plattform support

Performance Profiling and Optimization
PGPROF is a powerful and easy-to-use interactive performance profiler for parallel pro- grams written with OpenMP or OpenACC directives, or using CUDA. Use PGPROF to vi- sualize and analyze the performance of your Fortran, C and C++ programs. PGPROF can correlate execution time with procedures, source code and instructions, allowing you to quickly see where and how execution time is spent. Through resource utilization data and compiler feedback information, PGPROF provides features that will help you under- stand why parts of your program have high execution times and how you can modify your source code or compiler options to improve performance. PGPROF is included with all PGI products.

A Fortran-friendly Debugger
PGDBG is a graphical debugger for Fortran, C and C++ that supports of debugging se- rial and parallel programs including MPI, OpenMP and hybrid MPI/OpenMP applications. PGDBG can debug programs on SMP workstations, servers, distributed-memory clusters and hybrid clusters where each node contains multiple multicore x86 processors. PG- DBG allows you to control threads or processes individually or in groups, and allows you to examine state down to the register level. PGDBG is also included with all PGI products.

Features

Tecnical Features

  • PGFORTRAN™ native OpenMP, OpenACC and auto-parallel Fortran 2003 compiler with CUDA extensions
  • PGCC® OpenMP, OpenACC and auto-parallel ANSI and K&R C11 compiler
  • PGC++® OpenMP, OpenACC and auto-parallel GNU 4.8 g++ compatible C++14 compiler with CUDA-x86 extensions (not available on Windows)
  • PGDBG® OpenMP and MPI parallel graphical debugger*
  • PGPROF® OpenMP and OpenACC parallel graphical performance profiler
  • Full 64-bit support on multi-core OpenPOWER and x86
  • Full support for OpenMP 3.1 on up to 256 cores
  • Comprehensive OpenACC 2.5 support
  • PGI Unified Binary™ technology combines into a single executable or object file code optimized for multiple x86 processors, NVIDIA GPUs or AMD GPUs
  • Complete uniform development environment across x86 processor-based systems running Linux, OS X or Windows and OpenPOWER processor-based systems running Linux
  • Comprehensive set of compiler optimizations including one pass interprocedural analysis (IPA)*, interprocedural optimization of libraries*, profile feedback optimization*, dependence analysis and global optimization, function inlining including library functions, vectorization, invariant conditional removal, loop interchange, loop splitting, loop unrolling, loop fusion and more.
  • Support for 64-bit integers (-r8/-i8 compilation flags)
  • Memory hierarchy and memory allocation optimizations including huge pages support
  • Auto-parallelization of loops specifically optimized for multi-core processors
  • Concurrent subroutine call support
  • Highly tuned Intel MMX and SSE intrinsics library routines (C/C++ only)
  • Tuning for non-uniform memory access (NUMA) architectures
  • Process/CPU affinity support in SMP/OpenMP applications
  • Support for creating shared objects on Linux, dynamic libraries on macOS and DLLs on Windows
  • Integrated cpp pre-processing
  • Cray/DEC/IBM extensions (including Cray POINTERs & DEC STRUCTURES/UNIONS); support for SGI-compatible DOACROSS in Fortran
  • Full support for Common Compiler Feedback Format compiler optimization listings
  • User modules support simplifies switching between multiple compiler environments/versions
  • C/C++ plug-in for Eclipse*
  • Bundled precompiled libraries including ScaLAPACK (Linux & macOS), Open MPI (Linux only), MPICH (macOS) and MS-MPI library (Windows only)
  • Includes optimized 64-bit OpenBLAS (LAPACK/BLAS) and 32-bit LAPACK math libraries
  • Supports multi-threaded execution with Intel Math Kernel Libraries (MKL) 10.1 and later on x86
  • UNIX-compatible build/edit environment for Windows, including the BASH shell, vi editor, make, tar, gzip, sed, grep, awk, and over 100 other shell commands!
  • Interoperable with TotalView* (Linux only) and Allinea DDT*.
  • Interoperable with gcc, g77, g++ and gdb
  • Unconditional 30 day money back guarantee

Features marked with an asterisk (*) are not currectly supported on OpenPOWER.

System Requirements

System Requirements

Host Processor: 64-bit OpenPOWER, 64-bit AMD64, 64-bit Intel 64 or 32-bit x86 processor-based workstation or server with one or more single core or multi-core microprocessors.
Accelerator (optional): NVIDIA CUDA-enabled GPU with compute capability 2.0 or later. AMD Radeon HD 7700, 7800 and 7900 series, and R7 series GPUs (Cape Verde, Tahiti or Spectre).

Operating System:

  • OpenPOWER Linux: Ubuntu 14.04, 14.10 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 beta.
  • x86 Linux: CentOS 5 or newer, SUSE 11 or newer, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 or newer, OpenSUSE 10.2 or newer, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 or newer, Fedora Core 6 or newer or Ubuntu 12.04 or newer. Fully interoperable with versions of Linux using kernel revision 2.6 and glibc 2.5 or newer.
  • Apple OS X version 10.7 Lion or newer (64-bit and 32-bit) and Xcode 4.2 or newer. Radeon accelerators are not supported on OS X.
  • Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Server 2012, Windows 7, and Server 2008 R2. Both 64-bit and 32-bit versions are supported where available.

Building 64-bit executables requires a 64-bit operating system.
Please Note: 32-bit development is deprecated with the PGI 2016 release and will no longer be available with the PGI 2017 release

Memory: 16 MB or more.
Hard Disk: 1.5 GB during installation, 700 MB to hold installed software.
Peripherals: Mouse or compatible pointing device for use of optional graphical user interfaces.

PGI Support

The PGI Support Service entitles the subscriber to new licenses for new releases. Typically, support is valid for one year from date of purchase. New license purchases include 30 days of support service. If you did not purchase support when you purchased your license, or if your support has expired, you can qualify for the current relase by bringing your suport current.

PGI Support includes the following:

  • Ongoing technical support by electronic mail. Support requests may be sent by fax to +1-503-682-2637, or online using the PGI technical support request form.
  • Release updates for licensed product(s) at no additional cost, except for any administrative fee that may apply.
  • Full license fee credits on product upgrades, except for any administrative fee that may apply. "Product upgrades" refer to exchanging one product license for a more expensive product license, and is not the same as a version or "Release" upgrade referenced above.
  • Full license fee credits on user-count upgrades, except for any administrative fee that may apply.
  • Support subscriber-only forums and other services available at www.pgroup.com
  • Support subscriber-only special offers, discounts and promotions.

Editions

PGI is offered in three different editions:

PGI Community Edition – PGIs unsupported version of the PGI compilers including essentially all features of our previous PGI Accelerator Fortran/C/C++ Workstation product, but with a license-to-use that is limited to 1 year from the date of release.  CE is now available for Linux, OpenPOWER and Mac.  A Windows version may be available at a later date. 

PGI Professional Edition – PGIs recommended compiler for professional users. A perpetual license to current and all previous releases of the PGI Fortran, C and C++ compilers and tools for multicore CPUs and NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, including all OpenACC, OpenMP and CUDA Fortran features. Enables development of performance-portable HPC applications with uniform source code across the most widely used parallel processors and systems.  The PGI Professional Edition is for HPC experts who need cutting edge compilers and support for production software development.

PGI Enterprise – For large organizations that want a site-wide license and Premier Services, PGI also offer this annual, unlimited seat-count license.

A perpetual license to current and all previous releases of the PGI Fortran, C and C++ compilers and tools for multicore CPUs and NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, including all OpenACC, OpenMP and CUDA Fortran features. Enables development of performance-portable HPC applications with uniform source code across the most widely used parallel processors and systems.

Offers technical support with frequent PGI updates that include the latest PGI feature enhancements, performance improvements and bug fixes. The PGI Professional Edition is for HPC experts who need cutting edge compilers and support for production software development.

The price for an Academic license of PGI Professional Edition is discounted with 50% compared to a commercial license.

Licensing

All PGI Professional Edition licenses are permanent and perpetual—they never stop working with the PGI release version for which they were created. FlexNet-managed licenses also work with all earlier PGI release versions back to 7.2. Except as noted below, all PGI permanent licenses are specific to individual PGI products running on a single operating system (e.g. PGI Fortran/C/C++ Workstation for Linux).

Node-Locked licenses restrict use to a particular host and one user at a time. They are very useful when a number of users want to share a PGI product. Node-locked licenses for x86 systems require the license service (lmgrd) run on the same machine the compilers are run. Executables can run on any other compatible machine. Node-locked licenses for OpenPOWER use a proprietary licensing scheme.

Floating licenses allow the license service to run on a machine different from the machines running the compilers. Floating licenses allow a mix of system types running different operating systems. The maximum number of concurrent users is determined by counting usage across all of the systems running the PGI compilers. Floating licenses usually require only a single license server. Users with floating licenses can "borrow" seats for out-of-office compiling.