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|What's New in the Oracle Solaris Studio 12.3 Release Oracle Solaris Studio 12.3 Information Library|
The following lists the significant changes common to the C, C++, and Fortran compilers since the previous release. Details can be found in the compiler man pages and user guides.
Support for new SPARC T4 platform: —xtarget=T4, —xchip=T4, —xarch=sparc4
Support for new x86 Sandy Bridge AVX platform: —xtarget=sandybridge —xchip=sandybridge —xarch=avx
Support for new x86 Westmere AES platform: —xtarget=westmere —xchip=westmere —xarch=aes
New compiler option: —g3 adds expanded debugging symbol table information.
New compiler option: —Xlinker arg passes arg to linker, ld(1).
The OpenMP default number of threads, OMP_NUM_THREADS is now 2 (was 1).
Support for the 3.1 OpenMP shared memory parallelization specifications.
Use —library=sunperf to link to the Sun Performance Library. This obsoletes -xlic_lib=sunperf.
Support for user-supplied compiler option defaults.
—xarch support for legacy SPARC architectures V7, V8, and V8a has been removed.