As of June 19, 2015, XL C/C++ V13.1.2 for Linux, and XL Fortran V15.1.2 for Linux, are generally available for purchase or trial evaluation. You can read the announcement here: http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/ShowDoc.wss?docURL=/common/ssi/rep_ca/8/897/ENUS215-218/index.html&lang=en&request_locale=en These compilers, on Linux on POWER little endian distributions, deliver significant new capabilities including: C11 conformance, near complete C++11 conformance OMP 3.1 enablement for C++ C Interop TS enhancements for Fortran... [More]
This week, IBM Edge2015 takes place from May 11 - 15 in The Venetian, Las Vegas, Nevada. TechnicalEdge at Edge2015 provides an opportunity for clients to experience rich technical content and take part in skill building sessions taught by our experts. Join our compiler experts in a number of sessions on the latest compilation technology advancements: lAD1704: Effectively Exploit POWER8 Features to Maximize Application Performance with XL Compilers pAD1782: IBM XL C/C Compiler for Parallel Computing zAD1555: Reducing CPU Usage... [More]
This week, various members of the IBM compiler team will be attending InterConnect 2015. Join us and other members of the largest community embodying the full life-cycle of IT, assets and infrastructure — from Development to Architecture to Operations. The compiler team will be presenting the following topics this year: DEM-3886: Using New IBM Compilers to Reduce Operating Costs for Business-Critical Applications on z13... [More]
When migrating your application from big endian to little endian on the IBM POWER8 platform, there are a number of differences that need to be considered. This can range from vectors, storage association between items of different sizes, long doubles, complex numbers, and serialization. The IBM XL C/C++ for little endian Linux on Power Systems contains new options and built-in functions to help with your migration. Here's a link to an article that will help you understand what to look out for and provide suggestions on... [More]
The new ISO C programming language standard provides several features to aid
in programming productivity, debugging, and performance. Rajan Bhakta explains
which of these are already included in IBM XL compilers for easier debugging and
improved performance. More >
Computer architectures designed with high-performance microprocessors are reshaping the IT landscape. Today's software developers must deliver products and services faster with higher quality and performance to stay competitive, but in an environment with unprecedented potential, it's increasingly difficult for application developers to simultaneously handle business logic and performance issues in their code. That's where IBM Power Systems technology steps in, says Susan Yoskin, IBM Rational marketing solution manager. Power Systems are based... [More]
Get the highlights of the new and enhanced features in XL C/C++ Version 12.1,
including support of language features that enable users to port code easily
when moving to IBM Power Systems, as well as improved compilation time at
commonly used optimization levels. This article is for those who have some
experience with previous versions of XL C/C++. Read more .
Looking to see and learn about the latest compiler enhancements in XL C/C++ on AIX and Linux. Download a trial. Here is quick recap of some of the highlights of these new compilers: Compliance to ISO programming language standards including C99 and C++2003,
emerging support for C11 and addition support for C++11, the latest standards
for the C and C++ programming languages Support for the OpenMP 3.1 industry specification Compile time performance and scalability improvements Enhancements to the diagnostic reports that can help identify... [More]
Check out all the information about the latest release of XL C for AIX, XL C/C++ for AIX, and XL C/C++ for Linux. You can get a summary of each release by product as well as all the announcement details. See What's new in the release including enhancements to improve application performance and programmer productivity. For all the details about the XL C and XL C/C++ announcements, see these resources. And don't forget our Webinar and Innovate2012 where you will hear lots more about the latest compilers. Webinar: Smart Tools on IBM i, AIX,... [More]
Did you know that the compiler you use can impact whether or not you achieve optimal performance from all parts of your systems. Organizations often overlook the importance of compilers, often running new high-powered servers with outdated compilers that limit the servers’ potential. Or failing to update compilers that can improve the efficiency of existing hardware investments as more advanced versions are released. In practical terms,this translates into greater power consumption, slower response times,numerous administrative challenges—and... [More]
The January 2012 Compiler and RTE PTFs for XL C/C++ for Linux, V10.1 are now available at the following links and on Fix Central : January 2012 Update for XL C/C++ for Linux, V10.1 January 2012 RTE for XL C/C++ for Linux, V10.1 Can't find the updates for your compiler? Check out our C/C++ compiler latest update page here .
Great news everybody, The development team for Rational
Developer for Power have been very busy producing videos and demos to
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A playlist is being populated on Rational Channel on YouTube that will cover many advanced use topics that will make you a power user of IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software. Feel free to learn advanced debugging tips and more at this playlist . Keep coming back as more topics are planned over time.
A playlist has been added to the Rational YouTube channel for all videos explaining how to develop C/C++ on AIX/Power Linux using IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software and can be found here . The newest additions explain how to get started with C/C++ for AIX/Power Linux. These videos illustrate how to use the
Remote Systems Explorer to create a remote connection, how to create a new remote C/C++ project as well as advanced remote C/C++ editing features with Rational Developer for Power.