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Siemens Embedded free open-source toolchain enables the power and performance of AMD devices

By Scot Morrison

With today’s growing demand for applications that require high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI), Siemens Embedded Software and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), the global provider of manufacturing semiconductor devices for HPC, graphics, and visualization applications, developed a free command-line open-source toolchain for developers and scientists. Sourcery CodeBench Lite for AMD from Siemens is the embedded industry’s first and only open-source toolchain, based on GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) and LLVM compiler frameworks, to support OpenACC and OpenMP standards for C, C++ and Fortran. The free software download is now available with no restrictions:

Now, software developers and scientific engineers can unleash the power and performance of AMD based devices using Sourcery CodeBench Lite with ease and confidence. Sourcery CodeBench Lite provides powerful open-source, development tools to compile, build and optimize software in complex heterogeneous architectures. Supporting multiple AMD processor and accelerator families (AMD EPYC™, AMD Instinct™, AMD Radeon™ and AMD Ryzen™), development teams can create innovative, high-performance systems and applications targeting HPC, digital gaming, industrial controls and automation, networking equipment, cloud computing, and data storage industries. The AMD EPYC processors and AMD Instinct accelerators are used in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Frontier exascale supercomputer, the world’s fastest and most energy-efficient, due to their high-performance computing power.

The Sourcery CodeBench Lite toolchain for AMD EPYC / Ryzen / MI25 / MI50 / MI100 / MI200 (series) devices comprises the following command-line based components:

  • Open-source GCC compiler
  • Hipfort integration
  • C and C++ runtime libraries
  • Fortran compiler for select toolchains
  • Assembler and linker
  • Documentation

Make sure to download the free Sourcery CodeBench Lite for AMD toolchain today and realize the increased productivity and performance of your next AMD based software project.

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