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Compaq C V6.2 for Linux Alpha is available

Dec 24, 1999, 09:42 (2 Talkback[s])

Compaq Computer Corporation is pleased to announce the availability of Compaq C Version 6.2 for Linux Alpha. This product provides the same highly-optimizing C compiler technology for the Alpha processor as found on Compaq's Tru64(tm) UNIX=AE and OpenVMS operating systems. This product also includes the Compaq Portable Math Library (CPML) and the Ladebug debugger ported from Tru64(tm) UNIX=AE. Documentation includes man pages, a Language Reference Manual, and a Programmers Guide.

Compaq C Version 6.2 provides the same code optimization technology used in Compaq Fortran for Linux Alpha, both of which are up-to-date with the very latest compilers for Compaq's Tru64(tm) UNIX=AE. This technology can provide significant performance improvements in C applications previously built for Linux Alpha. In some floating-point intensive C applications, for example, improvements of a factor of two or more have been seen, while more modest improvements on the order of 15% to 30% are more often seen for integer codes.

The public beta period has ended, and Compaq C Version 6.2 for Linux Alpha is now available. The product can be downloaded immediately from the World Wide Web at no charge, subject to acceptance of an online license agreement. It will also be offered on CDROM for a moderate price in the near future.

Support services include:

  • Free peer-to-peer Web-based support available from University of New Hampshire (UNH)
  • Per-incident call packs from Compaq Customer Support Center
  • Subscription service which provides automatic availability of new Compaq C releases

For more information on downloading the Compaq C product, go to http://www.compaq.com/linux and click on the "Software" link.

Compaq Fortran for Linux Alpha has also concluded its public beta test, and is now available. For more information, go to http://www.compaq.com/fortran.