SOFTWARE

Xcelerit SDK 2.0

17 August 2012

Xcelerit

The latest version of Xcelerit’s Software Development Kit (SDK) has been released. In addition to extending its range of supported hardware, the Xcelerit SDK 2.0 ships with dozens of improvements designed to increase both software performance and user productivity.

Hicham Lahlou, CEO of Xcelerit, explains that the Xcelerit SDK is designed to make light work of exploiting the parallelism existing in HPC hardware: ‘Using the Xcelerit SDK, companies only need to make quite minor changes to their existing code and they can then run it on multi-core CPUs, GPUs and grids of such platforms achieving maximum performance with very little programmer effort.’

Version 2.0 also provides support for the new Kepler GPU architecture from Nvidia. The Tesla K10 GPU delivers what is stated to be the industry's highest single precision performance (4.58 teraflops) and highest memory bandwidth (320 GB/sec) in a single accelerator.

Support is also extended for the Xcelerit ‘Quant’ add-on, which comes equipped with mathematical routines that are highly optimised for each supported hardware platform. ‘Quant’ is also designed to talk to popular software packages such as Matlab or Excel. The Xcelerit SDK is available for licensing to customers to run on supported Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems. Plugins for commonly-used IDEs are also available.

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