MAYNARD, Mass. -- SiCortex, the first company to engineer a Linux cluster from the silicon up, announced today that it has acquired the PathScale compiler business from QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC). PathScales compiler team, along with certain intellectual property and business agreements, will join SiCortex. Fred Chow, who heads up the PathScale team at QLogic, will join SiCortex as director of compiler engineering.
This will allow PathScale LLC to focus on delivering even greater compiler performance and multicore processor scalability, said Margaret Lewis, director, Commercial Solutions, AMD. PathScale remains an important member of the ecosystem of AMD partners who are working with AMD to evolve multicore processing.
The award-winning PathScale Compiler Suite offers high-performance C, C++, and Fortran 95 compilers for 64-bit Linux-based computer systems. The compiler suite offers sophisticated optimization infrastructures for X86-64 and MIPS64 architectures. Providing time-saving GNU compatibility and utilizing advanced processor features, the Pathscale Compiler Suite is an essential development tool for performance-sensitive software engineers.
The PathScale compiler suite is highly valued by a number of our customers in underpinning their investment in Streamline's Linux Cluster Solutions, said John Taylor, CTO of Streamline Computing. We welcome the news that this technology is to be developed further in support of X86/64-based architectures, as well as being used by SiCortex for their innovative high-processor-count solution. We look forward to continued interaction with the PathScale compiler team.