Topic: compilers

Facebook open sources its binary optimization and layout tool for large-scale apps

Facebook is looking to help engineers accelerate their large-scale applications with BOLT. The company announced it is open sourcing the binary optimization and layout tool this week. According to Facebook, BOLT can be used for optimizing placement of instructions in memory, and is designed to reduce CPU execution time by two to 15 percent, though … continue reading

Microsoft’s Cognitive Toolkit 2.0, Apple’s developer earnings, and Dotty 0.1.2-RC1 — SD Times news digest: June 2, 2017

Microsoft is continuing to make advancements in artificial intelligence. This week, the company announced the new version of its Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (previously known as CNTK), which is used in production-grade enterprise deep learning workloads. The toolkit includes new features since its beta release in October 2016. With the new release, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit gets … continue reading

GCC goes RISC-V, C++17

The GNU Compiler Collection has had a fairly busy 2017 so far. Today, David Edelsohn, CTO of GCC technology at IBM, announced that the GCC steering committee will add a RISC-V port of the collection somewhere in the 7.x release timeframe. Last week, the project announced that it is fully C++17 compatible. All planned C++17 … continue reading

Intel’s Parallel Studio adds Cilk Plus extensions for C/C++

Update to Intel’s tool chain for multicore developers includes faster compilers, updated analysis tools … continue reading

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