A new major release of the IBM Advance Toolchain for Linux on Power is now available: 12.0-1

Packages in 12.0-1

  • The Advance Toolchain is a self contained toolchain which isn’t reliant on the base system toolchain.

  • Base toolchain packages:

    • GNU Binutils – 2.30.90-2df836265bd1 online docs
    • Expat XML Parser – 2.2.5-968b8cc46dbe online docs
    • GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) – 8.3.1-269374 [C, C++ (g++), fortran, Go] online docs
    • GNU Standard C++ Library v3 (Libstdc++-v3) – 8.3.1-269374 online docs
    • GNU Libgomp – 8.3.1-269374 online docs
    • GNU C Library – 2.28-0d1d7fb843ad online docs
    • GNU Multiple Precision Library – 6.1.2 online docs
    • GNU MPC Library – 1.1.0-69ad1bcb8e9e online docs
    • GNU MPFR Library – 4.0.2-13449 online docs
  • Additional support libraries, including some additional floating point support libraries:

  • Development tools:

    • GDB (GNU Debugger) – 8.2.1-07d117342c8d online docs
  • Additional performance and debugging tools:

  • Additional multi core support libraries:

  • Golang:

  • POWER9 enablement.

  • POWER9 optimized scheduler.

  • Requires at least POWER7 for ppc64 and POWER8 for ppc64le.

  • POWER8 Transactional Memory enablement.

  • POWER8 Crypto Operations enablement.

  • POWER8 Fusion enablement.

  • POWER8 and POWER9 optimized system libraries.

  • GCC creates binaries using –mcpu=power8 –mtune=power9 by default on ppc64le.

  • Support for Go Programming Language.

For download links, more information and documentation, please refer to our official documentation page, IBM Advance Toolchain for PowerLinux Documentation .

Please let us know if you have any questions about this release.

About the IBM Advance Toolchain for Linux on Power

The IBM Advance Toolchain for Linux on Power is a set of open source development tools (compiler, debugger and profiling tools) and runtime libraries that allow users to take leading edge advantage of IBM’s latest POWER hardware features on Linux.

For more information about it, visit https://developer.ibm.com/linuxonpower/advance-toolchain/

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