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AMD Open Source Linux

AMD To Open-Source Its Linux Execution & Compilation Stack 81

Posted by Soulskill
from the open-source-execution-is-not-as-bad-as-it-sounds dept.
An anonymous reader writes "According to Phoronix, AMD will be open-sourcing its Linux execution and compiler stack as part of jump-starting the Heterogeneous System Architecture Foundation. The HSA Foundation was started earlier this month at the AMD Fusion Developer Summit and AMD plans to open up its stack so that others can utilize the code without causing HSA fragmentation. This will include LLVM code, the HSA run-time, an HSA kernel driver for Linux distributions, an HSA assembler, and other components."
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AMD To Open-Source Its Linux Execution & Compilation Stack

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  • Re:Exceptions (Score:5, Informative)

    by UnknownSoldier (67820) on Wednesday June 20, 2012 @06:23PM (#40392147)

    My guess is that it is probably the EDG C++ front end (Edison Design Group.) Aside from GCC and Microsoft's C/C++ compiler the EDG front end seems to be used by all the major C++ compilers (to manage the clusterfuck of C++ parsing.)

    Note: While I love C++ from a programmer's point of view, having worked on a professional C++ compiler, C++ makes we want to puke at the hack grammar and language design.

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