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Absoft compilers

New Absoft 2019:

  • Industry-leading performance
  • Robust, parallel, scalable code
  • Easy-to-use, Fortran/C IDE or command prompt, speeds development
  • AWE Fortran application framework, HPC, Data Access and Math Libraries
  • 2D/3D Graphics
  • Windows, OS X, and Linux have the same look, feel and functionality
  • Dynamic, mixed floating licenses available
  • Industry’s best tech support includes live phone technicians
  • Optional IMSL numerical library bundles available
Designed to build code in the most efficient way possible, the Pro Fortran compiler utilizes advanced technology. This includes load balancing, AVX and OpenMP 3.1 support, AMDAL HPC scientific and engineering math library,  Fast Data Visualization, and much more. We’re continually improving our Pro Fortran tool suite, and the Absoft Fortran IDE—the only commercial Fortran IDE developed by Fortran experts. By developers. For developers.
Silverfrost FTN95 Fortran compiler

 FTN95 V8.30 released.  Famous CHECKMATE debugger technology!

  • New routines have been added that provide multi-tasking as an alternative to multi-threading. This offers a form of parallel processing that can dramatically reduce run times.
  • SLINK64 can now be used to create static libraries.
  • A warning is now generated when a REAL*8 variable is assigned to a long REAL*4 constant.
  • ClearWin+: Additional functionality added to native SIMPLEPLOT
  • And more...
 PGI  2018 version 18.10 is now available.
CUDA 10.0 support – PGI 18.10 includes components of CUDA Toolkit versions 9.1, 9.2 and 10.0. Windows * PGI command-line compilers for Windows now support Visual Studio 2017, which is required as a prerequisite. * PGI Visual Fortran (PVF) is no longer available for sale to new users. Support and updates for existing licenses will be provided through 2019. * PGI 18.7 was the last release to include bundled Microsoft toolchain components. 18.10 and future releases require users to have the Microsoft toolchain components pre-installed on their system. IMPORTANT: Only users who have purchased a PGI Professional for Windows license on or before August 31, 2018 will have access to PGI 18.7 and earlier PGI Professional for Windows releases. Since 18.10 is also a Community Edition release, we encourage you to defer new PGI Professional for Windows license sales until the release of 19.1. Sales of maintenance renewals to existing users can continue during this time.
PGI Community Edition compilers for Linux/x86-64 are now available as a container image on the NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC) and as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.


What's New in Intel Parallel Studio XE 2019?    

Release notes    Product Brief

Modernize Code for Performance, Scalability, and Portability

  • Write applications that scale with improved parallel performance on the latest Intel® Xeon® and Intel Core™ processors using Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512) instructions    Gain greater scalability and reduce latency with next generation Intel® MPI Library
  •     Vectorize and thread your code (using OpenMP*) to take advantage of the latest SIMD-enabled hardware, including Intel AVX-512
  •     Speed up machine learning by enabling new high performance Python* optimizations with Intel® Distribution for Python* and Intel® Data Analytics Acceleration Library (Intel® DAAL)
  •     Stay up to date with the latest standards and integrated development environments (IDE):
  •         Full C++14 and expanded C++ 2017
  •         Full Fortran 2008 and partial Fortran 2018
  •         Python 2.7 and 3.6
  •         Full OpenMP 4.5 and initial OpenMP 5.0 draft
  •         Microsoft Visual Studio* 2017 integration
Flexibility for Your Needs
  • Quickly spot high-payoff opportunities for faster code using a combined performance snapshot for MPI, CPU, FPU, & memory use.
  • Easily access the latest Intel® Performance Libraries and Intel® Distribution for Python* via APT GET, YUM, and Conda*.
  • Immediately use new, broader redistribution rights for Intel® Performance Libraries and Intel Distribution for Python

Three editions based on your development needs:

Training videos free on request with your purchase (with have 3 available).

 Winteracter  Winteracter V12

New - Winteracter V12.0 - a GUI toolset for the Fortran programming language including various visual development tools and a substantial subroutine library. Available for Windows, Linux and Mac. Each licence now includes libraries for all currently supported compilers on the corresponding platform. Both 32 and 64-bit support included.


Polyhedron releases more training videos. This time they deal with the programming of SQL database applications using ForDBC, the SQL/ODBC interface for Fortran/Windows programmers:


Polyhedron Software & Services

Polyhedron releases three training videos:

Fortran plusFORT
 Polyhedron F77 to F90 converter - free on-line tool using Polyhedron's plusFORT toolset

Lahey FortranLahey GNU Fortran
Lahey/Fujitsu LF 7.7 for Windows now available. Pro version incorporates Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 shell, Lahey's Fortran Integration, WiSK a Winteracter subset, + much more. Also included the Lahy GNU compiler (32/64-bit) with Visual Studio 2013 Shell.

QTConsole from QT Software
Announcing a new library for Fortran programmers to configure their output in the Console Window.
Features such as character position, colour and buffer-size can all be controlled by simple calls to these routines.
For more information, click here.

GINO graphics

GINO 8.5 Now Available. GINO is a high-end feature-rich API for creating complex 2D and 3D graphics and GUI applications. GINO v8.0 keeps pace with the latest versions of Fortran compilers and Windows operating system.


  • Compatibility with Windows 10
  • Compatibility with new versions of Intel, Absoft, Lahey and Silverfrost compilers
  • Compatibility with Visual Studio 2010, 2012, 2013