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Météo France Upgrades Bull Supercomputer with Allinea DDT and Allinea MAP

Today Allinea announced that Bull will install two 500-teraflop supercomputers with the company’s software at the Météo-France center in Toulouse. By 2016, the systems will be further upgraded for a computing capability of more than 5 PetaFlops.

One major challenge of this upgrade is porting applications to work smoothly on the new computers. To ease this problem, Bull selected Allinea DDT debugging tools and Allinea MAP, an MPI profiler designed for ease of use.

Météo-France users will benefit from using these two products to debug, profile, and optimize applications, which is a big improvement that will lead to more efficient codes running on the supercomputers,” said Olivier David, Alliances Director at Bull. “The time you don’t spend on debugging, you can be running the application to get scientific results. At the end of the day, you just want to focus on science and that’s why we need Allinea Software.”

Both Allinea DDT and Allinea MAP have been fully integrated in the bullx supercomputer software suite powering the bullx supercomputers, and developers will need only minimal training before they can start spotting bottlenecks and the lines of code that slow down their applications. Read the Full Story.

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