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Allinea software tools provided to IPCCs

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Allinea Software has announced it is providing access to its software development tools to organisations that have been awarded Intel Parallel Computing Center status as part of the Intel sponsored code-modernisation initiatives.

The Intel Parallel Computing Centers (IPCC) are universities, institutions and labs that are leaders in their field – and are focusing on modernising applications to increase parallelism and scalability that leverages the caches, threading and vectorisation capabilities of Intel processors to maximise their throughput.

 

The development tools, including the performance profiling tool, Allinea MAP, and the parallel debugging tool, Allinea DDT, enable computational scientists to understand the bottlenecks in their application performance and to resolve software defects as they arise throughout the development cycle. Designed for parallel and multi-threaded applications, they bring unique support for the IPCCs as they step up to the challenges of exploiting the processor capabilities.

David Lecomber, CEO of Allinea Software commented: ‘Delivering on the potential of applications is critical to the mission for scientific computing. The IPCCs are leading from the front in this for a wide array of applications – modernising codes and developing skills and techniques for this and future generations of platforms.’
 
Lecomber continued: ‘Modernisation means targeted optimisations appropriate for the direction of Intel Xeon processors and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor architectures, and can bring orders of magnitude improvement in capabilities – but this needs tools that are designed for the challenge of higher thread, process and node level concurrency.  Our optimisation and debugging tools will accelerate development and make this possible.  I am delighted to be announcing this relationship with Intel.’

‘Allinea Software’s tools enable applications to take better advantage of the processors and technologies that Intel provides,’ said Bob Burroughs, director of Technical Computing Ecosystem Enabling at Intel. ‘As developers strive to use more of the concurrency within our processors as well as the next generation of networking capabilities, these tools will help to  provide a significant boost for Intel’s code-modernisation initiatives.’

Both existing and new IPCCs are eligible to benefit from the tools during their on-ramp to performance on Intel Many Integrated Core Architecture (Intel MIC Architecture) and Intel Xeon Architecture – Allinea Software has a registration link to start the process at http://sut1.co.uk/sLLFu6TUsGGjubvai4_apvb0oaGj86Or-fOqrf2o--Tp4LLi4OPh7uGimwfc3reUlZLG16TD1a7M2K2bmpnBkZ2empqQl9mblpfezruXcGJh.