[Beowulf] Compiler origins

Greg Lindahl greg.lindahl at qlogic.com
Wed Jun 14 20:53:41 EDT 2006

On Wed, Jun 14, 2006 at 02:26:06PM -0500, Geoff Jacobs wrote:

> I know many commercial F90 compilers have origins in big iron. Absoft
> came from Cray, Lahey from Fujitsu, Pathscale from SGI. Did Portland
> Group make their own from scratch, or did they make a deal with someone
> else to develop an existing compiler on x86?

PGI predates x86 as an HPC platform. And I think Absoft only used the
Cray front-end, which is what PathScale/SGI MIPS also used.

-- greg
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