IBM XL C/C++ for AIX details
Exploitation of the latest POWER8 architecture
Provides the architecture and tune compiler options and built-in functions to explore POWER8®.
Shared memory parallelization
Supports application development for multiprocessor system architectures.
High performance libraries
Provides a set of libraries for high-performance mathematical computing including the Mathematical Acceleration Subsystem (MASS) and Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms (BLAS).
Profile-directed feedback (PDF)
Tunes the performance of your application for a typical usage scenario; optimizes the application based on an analysis of how often branches are taken and blocks of code are run.
Language standard compliance
Includes conformance to the C89, C99, C++98, and C++03 programming language specifications and support for a subset of the C11 and C++11 standards; support OpenMP 3.1 and partially support OpenMP 4.0.
Provides important information to help you develop and debug your applications more efficiently with the compiler listings, XML reports, and HTML reports.
Symbolic debugger support
Includes debugging information in your compiled objects when you use different levels of the -g compiler option.