Intel and AMD are almost simultaneously updating the GNU Compiler Collection, preparing both businesses for upcoming releases.
Intel is focusing on Meteor Lake and Sierra Forest, while AMD is gearing up to produce Ryzen 7000 series CPUs as part of the company’s “Zen 4” design.
In GCC, Intel maintained their patchwork around the 13th Gen Core Raptor Lake architecture and introduced drivers and support for their 14th Gen Core Meteor Lake series and Sierra Forest CPUs.
Sierra Forest is the company’s new completely Xeon E-core-based CPU for data centers.
The company’s most recent development for Raptor Lake and GCC support revolved around the addition of the “-march=raptorlake” target.
Raptor Lake shares parallels in its instruction set architecture, according to Michael Larabel of Phoronix, and if engineers had replaced “raptorlake” with “alderlake,” the results would likely be comparable, if not identical.
AMD has until April 2023 to complete any present and future GCC support for the new AMD Ryzen 7000 series CPUs.
AMD is recognised for focusing on a single open-source enablement or support.
Engineers will often offer updates and bug fixes individually rather than in a huge package, resulting in some drivers and upgrades being postponed or pushed back until the next major release of support packages.