HPC SDK C++ compiler on Windows 10?


This is my first post so please be gentle and don’t laugh.

I’m very excited by the idea of using ISO C++ 17 constructs directly since this really suits my use case of enabling an desktop applications with CUDA acceleration with light to no implications on the code and easy maintenance with little in the way of specialist knowledge necessary.

However I see that these are targeted on Linux platforms, whereas my application needs to deploy on the Windows 10 platform.

Is this something we are likely to see soon or is this completely off the radar?

With many thanks,


Hi Leigh,

No worries, we’re kind here.

While I can’t give a firm timeline as to when it will be available, the Window’s HPC SDK is in development and we’re hoping for release sometime mid next year.



I’m really touched by your kind response. That’s really good to know as I think it will avoid us expending a lot of effort solving a problem that may go away in due course.

I think then that I could try the HPC SDK on Linux for evaluation purposes for the moment.

Thank you so much again, I really appreciate it.


One thing you can try is using WSL. While we haven’t done much with it, nor officially support it, we’ve had at least one user that’s been able to install and run the HPC compilers on it. Granted WSL really is Linux, just running through a Windows App, it would make it so you don’t need to wait nor set-up a different system. See: WSL and PGI compiler works great!

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Brilliant, thank you very much.

Have a great day,