CUDA Fortran Compiler Beta Release Now Available

Published September 30th, 2009 - 02:00 GMT

PGI CUDA Fortran Compiler enables programmers to write code in Fortran for NVIDIA CUDA GPUs

NVIDIA today announced that a public beta release of the PGI® CUDA-enabled Fortran compiler is now available.  Developed in collaboration with The Portland Group®, it is the first Fortran compiler compatible with the NVIDIA® CUDA™-enabled graphics processing units (GPUs).

A compiler is a software tool that translates applications from the high-level programming languages used by software developers into a binary form a computer can execute.

Why: GPU computing with the CUDA C-compiler has gained significant momentum in the High-Performance Computing (HPC) space as it enables developers to get transformative increases in performance with minimal coding required.

Fortran is particularly well suited to numeric computation and scientific computing and remains widely used in a wide range of applications such as weather modeling, computational fluid dynamics and seismic processing.
Where can I get it?: Developers are invited to download the beta CUDA Fortran compiler for Linux, Windows and Mac OS from The Portland Group website at The PGI CUDA Fortran compiler requires the CUDA Software Developers Kit (SDK) which is available from CUDA Zone at

GPU Computing Forums for news, discussion and programming tips are also available at  and

PGI compilers are recognized in the HPC community for delivering world-class performance across a wide spectrum of applications and benchmarks. For more information on the CUDA Fortran compiler please visit:

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