Industry’s Highest-Performance 64-bit Linux Compilers for AMD Opteron™ Processor-Based Systems
Friday January 16 2004 @ 06:15PM EST

PathScale, Inc., developer of innovative software and hardware solutions to accelerate the performance and efficiency of Linux clusters, has announced the availability of its new suite of high-performance compilers for the AMD Opteron™ processor. The announcement was made today at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in New York. PathScale is exhibiting its Compiler Suite in the Advanced Micro Devices Booth #413 at Javits Center.

PathScale C, C++ and Fortran 90/95 compilers leverage the AMD Opteron processor's high-performance 64-bit functionality and industry-leading price/performance. Results on real application code and industry standard benchmarks show that the PathScale Compiler Suite offers the highest performance 64-bit compilers for AMD Opteron-based Linux servers by a margin of up to 40 percent. The company revealed that the beta version of its Compiler Suite is being distributed to initial beta users on January 23, 2004. A second, broader beta customer distribution will be made during February.

“The enormous demand for the PathScale Compiler Suite has vastly exceeded our expectations and has validated our fundamental premises about the strong market need for faster, more capable Opteron compilers than those that exist in the industry today,” said Len Rosenthal, vice president of marketing for PathScale. “PathScale is on plan and on time in delivering the products and capabilities we’ve promised our customers.”

PathScale also provided LinuxWorld attendees with details of its pricing policies for C, C++, and Fortran 9X compilers, explaining that the compiler suite will be offered as an annual subscription service. Annual fees will encompass all necessary product licenses and maintenance services. Maintenance services will include all major and minor product updates as well as bug fixes, online access to PathScale’s support database and professional support.

Pricing and Availability

Individual subscription fees for the complete PathScale Compiler Suite start under $1,500 per license. Volume discounts are available, based on the number of developers using the compiler and the total number of compile servers being deployed. The production version of the PathScale Compiler Suite can be ordered starting on March 1, 2004 and will be generally available from PathScale and its reseller partners in late March.

About PathScale

Based in Sunnyvale, California, PathScale develops innovative technologies that substantially increase the performance and efficiency of Linux clusters, the next significant wave in high-end computing. Applications that benefit from PathScale’s technologies include seismic processing, complex physical modeling, EDA simulation, molecular modeling, biosciences, computational chemistry, rendering, resource optimization, decision support and data mining. The company has developed the industry’s highest performing C, C++, and Fortran 9X compilers for 64-bit AMD Opteron Linux-based computer systems. PathScale’s investors include Charles River Ventures, Enterprise Partners Venture Capital, CMEA Ventures, Skymoon Ventures, ChevronTexaco Technology Ventures and the Dow Employees Pension Plan. For more details, visit, send email to or telephone 1-408-746-9100.

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