A summary of new features in each version of the PGI 2018 release.

PGI releases version updates, 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 2018 Technical Problem Reports summary page.

Complete details on the new features listed here are included in the PGI Release Notes for x86-64, PGI Installation Guide and Release Notes for OpenPOWER, and the PGI Visual Fortran® Release Notes.

PGI 2018 version 18.1 (released February 16, 2018)

  • Support for Intel Skylake, AMD Zen and IBM POWER9 CPUs
  • AVX-512 code generation on the latest Intel Xeon processors
  • Full OpenACC 2.6 directives-based parallel programming
  • OpenMP 4.5 for x86-64 and OpenPOWER multicore CPUs
  • Integrated CUDA 9.1 toolkit and libraries for Tesla GPUs
  • Automatic CUDA Fortran kernel schedules
  • Partial C++17 support
  • GCC 7.2 interoperability
  • New PGI fastmath intrinsics library including AVX-512 support
  • Optional LLVM-based code generator for Linux x86-64
  • Updated MPICH, MVAPICH and Open MPI libraries (pre-compiled)
  • Updated NetCDF, parallel NetCDF and ESMF libraries (pre-compiled)
  • Enhanced CPU Threads views in the PGI Profiler
  • OpenMP Performance Tools (OMPT) interface support
  • Support for the latest operating systems
  • Updated license management software on x86-64 platforms
  • Plus 52 user-requested enhancements and fixes

See also the PGI 2018 New Features summary.

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