5 Replies Latest reply on Oct 10, 2016 4:58 PM by hardcoregames™

    What ever happened to Open64?

    volumetricsteve

      Just a passing curiosity, I can't find anything official that says if Open64 is discontinued or not, but I like the ideas behind it and I would hope that AMD continues to develop that project.

        • Re: What ever happened to Open64?
          hardcoregames™

          OpenMP has more or less replaced that and several other "solutions"

           

          OpenMP has been in Visual Studio 2008 and onwards

            • Re: What ever happened to Open64?
              volumetricsteve

              I'm not sure what you mean, OpenMP is an API, Open64 was/is a compiler.  Interesting that you connect those particular dots though...

               

              and still, no official word from AMD about the discontinuation of a major project?

                • Re: What ever happened to Open64?
                  hardcoregames™

                  OpenMP works with C and C++ which has more or less replaced older solutions

                   

                  A lot of old programming languages ended up being built for .NET framework

                   

                  C and C++ are systems languages so they are suitable for BIOS and up

                    • Re: What ever happened to Open64?
                      volumetricsteve

                      I think we're talking about completely different things or you're connecting a dot I'm not quite seeing.  Open64 is a compiler suite developed by AMD.  OpenMP is a multi-threading API developed by a team with no corporate affiliation to AMD...or anyone else that I know of, the OpenMP wiki page makes it seem like it's developed by their own group or something.  To be clear, OpenMP code gets compiled, Open64 is a compiler.  In any event, I'm confused on why you're comparing them because they don't serve the same purpose and I can't imagine how they'd have competed.  Are you saying that while Open64 provided a lot of things in the parallel programming arena, the sheer usefulness of one API over a whole compiler suite was enough to say that one 'replaced' the other?  If so, I'm still surprised that AMD hasn't said anything official about the future of the project.