EKOPath 4 Compiler Suite going open source with support available

Wilmington, Delaware June 13th, 2011

PathScale announced today that the EKOPath 4 Compiler Suite is now available as an open source project and free download for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris. This release includes documentation and the complete development stack, including compiler, debugger, assembler, runtimes and standard libraries. EKOPath is the product of years of ongoing development, representing one of the industries highest performance Intel 64 and AMD C, C++ and Fortran compilers.

"This is an exciting announcement because it allows PathScale's world-class compilers to be accessible to a much larger community of compiler users. The enlarged user base will benefit PathScale, and in turn promote more community participation in the continued development of PathScale's products." says Fred Chow, PathScale Chief Scientist.
PathScale will continue to provide full paid support for EKOPath and offer additional support options for AMD's Open64 compiler. PathScale aims to make the suite available to anyone as a free download and bring together a community of users, developers and researchers.
``For the past 2 years PathScale has engaged more and more in the open source community and this marks a turning point with a full commitment, our core product the EKOPath 4 Compiler Suite going open source'' says C. Bergström, PathScale CTO.
In addition to the compiler, this release also includes PathDB, a modern debugger. PathDB has been released under a permissive license, in response to requests from the open source community for a modern debugger that is not encumbered by the GPLv3. It has recently been overhauled to provide better support for multithreaded applications, library based design and will continue to see enhancements around robustness, performance, better language integration for C++/Fortran, scalability for clustered environments, DWARF4 support and compatibility with GDB.

About PathScale

PathScale Inc. has developed industry leading high performance Fortran, C and C++ compiler products for AMD64, Intel® 64, MIPS processors and provides support to users desiring the highest level of performance from their applications. The PathScale EKOPath Compiler Suite has the world's most advanced optimization infrastructure and can fully exploit the potentials of many-core architectures. The company’s goal is to deliver robust and high performance compilers tailored to clustered, GPGPU and multi-core computing environments. More information about PathScale is available on the web at http://www.pathscale.com

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