PGI Visual Fortran 9.0

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The Portland Group has introduced PGI Visual Fortran (PVF) 9.0 for Windows workstations, servers and clusters, which supports the building, launching and debugging of Microsoft MPI Fortran applications from within Microsoft Visual Studio.

PVF augments the Visual Studio debugger by adding a Fortran language specific custom debug engine. The PVF debug engine supports debugging of single- and multi-thread, OpenMP, multi-thread MSMPI and hybrid MSMPI+OpenMP Fortran applications. It enables debugging of 64-bit or 32-bit applications using source code or assembly code, and provides full access to the registers and hardware state of the processors. Other new multi-process MSMPI capabilities in PVF 9.0 include Visual Studio property pages for configuring compile-time options, launching applications either locally on a workstation or on a distributed-memory Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster system, and debugging of programs running either locally or on a cluster.

Additional new features in PVF 9.0 include support for Intel Core i7 (Nehalem) and Six-Core AMD Opteron (Istanbul) processors, several incremental Fortran 2003 features, improvements in serial debugging and disassembly speed, and completely updated documentation and online help. PGI Visual Fortran is compatible with both the current version of Visual Studio, Visual Studio 2008, and the previous version, Visual Studio 2005.