PGI acquired by ST microelectronics.
jcownie at etnus.com
Tue Dec 19 14:42:55 EST 2000
Since I believe that many folks use PGI's Fortran compilers on their
Beowulfen I thought the list might be interested in this :-
Geneva, December 19, 2000 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) today
announced an agreement to acquire Portland Group Inc (PGI), a vendor
of compilers and software development tools to the high-performance
parallel computing market. ST will invest $17.1 million to acquire
full ownership of PGI's operations, including the product portfolio,
know-how and technologies developed by the company. Based in Portland,
Oregon, PGI is a privately held company that has been operating for 10
years and has world-class expertise in advanced computing
architectures and bringing parallel compiler technologies into
production on the world's fastest parallel supercomputers.
... etc ...
Where this leaves the Linux products is extremely unclear. ST seem to
want the people and compiler technology for their embedded processors.
The press release makes no mention at all of PGI's commodity compiler
As yet there's nothing on www.pgroup.com at all.
James Cownie <jcownie at etnus.com>
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