On December 12, 2014, IBM will be releasing a new XL C/C++ compiler to support application development targeting the little endian Linux distributions running on IBM Power Systems with POWER8 processor and architecture. A key strength of the IBM XL compilers on Linux is its ability to generate highly optimized code for execution on IBM Power Systems. With these new compilers, you can create and port applications for execution on the next generation of IBM systems built on POWER8 technology, designed to handle big data and to drive modern workloads for cloud, mobile, and social.
This new offering will provide a higher level of source compatibility with gcc while providing binary coexistence. It will also include partial support for the latest C11 and C++11 language standards. In addition, the XL C/C++ Linux compiler for the little endian architecture leverages the Clang infrastructure from the open source community for a portion of its compiler front end. The new compiler combines the Clang front-end infrastructure with the advanced optimization technology from IBM in the compiler back-end.
For more information, visit the XL C/C++ for Linux product page.