PGI Compiler 2016

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The PGI Compilers is a commercial compiler. To see the available versions of the Intel Compilers type

 module avail pgi

which currently shows

------------ /cm/shared/uniol/modules/compiler ------------
  PGI/12.10    PGI/15.10    PGI/16.10 (D)

Modules with (D) at the end are marked as default modules. They are part of the standard cluster environment (called "hpc-uniol-env") and therefore always loaded. To load the module of your choice type e.g.

 module load pgi/15.10

The commands for the available languages are

Name Description
pgcc C compiler
pgCC C++ compiler
pgfortran Fortran compiler


  • moderate/good performance for C, C++ and Fortran code
  • OpenACC is implemented (extension for simple usage of accelearators like GPUs)
  • GPU computing supported (e.g. CUDA)
  • Fortran extension coarray implemented


  • slow compilation
  • not free
  • newest standards may missing
  • OpenACC not a common standard

PGI Accelerator Suite addons

Within the PGI Accelerator Suite several tools and libraries for debugging, profiling and analyzing of program code are included:

  • ACML (AMD Core Math Library)
  • OpenMP/MPI debugger pgdbg
  • OpenMP/MPI profiler pgprof