Release Information

A summary of new features in each version of the PGI 2015 release.

PGI releases version update, as often as monthly, which may include both new features and bug fixes. The new features added with each version are listed below. Bug fixes are listed on the PGI Release 2015 Technical Problem Reports summary page.

Complete details on the new features listed here are included in the PGI Release Notes and the PGI Visual Fortran® Release Notes.

PGI 2015 version 15.4

  • PGI Accelerator™ Features & Enhancements
    • CUDA 6.5 Toolkit now targeted as the default
    • Integrated CUDA 7 Toolkit
    • New OpenACC SDK examples
  • PGI Language Features and Enhancements
    • GNU 4.9 compatibility
    • Incremental C++14 features: lambdas, binary literals, apostrophes as digital separators
    • GNU statement expressions with class type results
    • Incremental Fortran 2008 features: transformational Bessel functions, storage size intrinsic, complex inverse trigonometric intrinsics, function for C sizeof in iso_c_binding, find location in an array
    • General performance improvements
  • Other Features and Enhancements
    • PGDBG debugger breakpoints now support hit counts
    • Linux 64-bit link options now include -Meh_frame to preserve exception-handling frame information by default
  • Plus 20 user-requested enhancements and fixes.

PGI 2015 version 15.3

  • 14 user-requested enhancements and fixes.

PGI 2015 version 15.1

  • pgc++ is now default on Linux and OS X. Full C++11 support.
  • Expanded OpenACC C++ support
  • Comprehensive OpenACC 2.0 support
  • PGI OpenACC Unified Memory Evaluation Package for Linux
  • Incremental Fortran 2008 features
  • Support for Fortran automatic arrays in OpenACC routines and CUDA Fortran
  • Support for CUDA 6.0/6.5 and NVIDIA Kepler K40/K80 GPUs
  • New top-level PrgEnv-pgi environment module
  • Updated Free PGI for OS X package
  • Updated pre-compiled MPICH, MVAPICH and Open MPI libraries
  • Updated OpenACC SDK examples
  • Expanded operating system support
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