NVIDIA announced that it has acquired the Portland Group (PGI), an independent supplier of high performance compilers and tools.
“Bringing our teams together further cements our strong, established technical partnership in creating developer tools for the accelerated computing revolution,” NVIDIA said in a statement issued on July 30, 2013. “Founded in 1989, PGI has a long history of innovation in HPC compiler technology for Intel, IBM, Linux, OpenMP, GPGPU and ARM. We’ve worked closely with them for the past five years as we’ve pushed deeper into high performance computing with GPUs.”
PGI and its staff will continue to operate under the PGI flag – developing OpenACC, CUDA Fortran and CUDA x86 for multicore x86 and, of course, GPGPUs. And they will continue to serve their wide-range of customers – including chip makers, research labs and HPC computing centers.
“Bringing our teams together further cements our strong, established technical partnership in creating developer tools for the accelerated computing revolution. It also strengthens the OpenACC initiative to create an easy on-ramp to parallel computing by joining the world’s top independent provider of OpenACC compilers with the world’s best GPU designers,” NVIDIA said. “Behind every great processor technology stands a great compiler team. Ours just got bigger. And better.”
Read more at the NVIDIA blog: http://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2013/07/