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NVIDIA Acquires Portland Group

NVIDIA has acquired The Portland Group (PGI), a supplier of compilers and tools to the high-performance computing industry.

Founded in 1989, PGI has worked with Intel, IBM, Linux, OpenMP, GPGPU and ARM. NVIDIA has worked with the company for the past five years.

PGI and its staff will continue to operate under the PGI name, developing OpenACC, CUDA Fortran and CUDA x86 for multicore x86 and GPGPUs.

According to the NVIDIA announcement: “Bringing our teams together further cements our strong, established technical partnership in creating developer tools for the accelerated computing revolution. It also strengthens the OpenACC initiative to create an easy on-ramp to parallel computing by joining the world’s top independent provider of OpenACC compilers with the world’s best GPU designers.”

For more information, visit NVIDIA and The Portland Group.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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