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Allinea enters cosmic consortium

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The Cosmos consortium – Europe’s leading group of cosmology investigators, brought together by Stephen Hawking – has entered into collaboration with Allinea Software.

They are bringing Allinea DDT and Allinea MAP to COSMOS_IX, one of the world’s largest shared-memory supercomputers and the world’s first symmetric multiprocessing system to be boosted by Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors.

With COSMOS_IX being a part of the DiRAC – the UK’s integrated supercomputing facility for theoretical modeling and HPC-based research – many researchers in particle physics, astronomy and cosmology will get access to the powerful Allinea Software tools.

'Parallel programming is essential when exploring big science challenges. Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors offer a highly parallel capability without losing the familiar languages, models, and tools that software developers rely on,' said James Reinders, director and parallel programming evangelist at Intel.

He added: 'Allinea DDT and Allinea MAP fit this philosophy by offering profiling and debugging power in a unified, simple interface across Intel Xeon processors and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. This ease-of-use is a significant benefit for scientists who need to harness parallel programming but focus on their science.'