Today Allinea Software announced it is providing access to its software development tools to organizations that have been awarded Intel Parallel Computing Center status as part of the Intel sponsored code-modernization initiatives.
The Intel Parallel Computing Centers (IPCC) are universities, institutions and labs that are leaders in their field – and are focusing on modernizing applications to increase parallelism and scalability that leverages the caches, threading and vectorization capabilities of Intel processors to maximize their throughput.
The Allinea tools include the performance profiling tool, Allinea MAP, and the parallel debugging tool, Allinea DDT. These tools 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 – modernizing codes and developing skills and techniques for this and future generations of platforms.”
Modernization means targeted optimizations 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 optimization and debugging tools will accelerate development and make this possible. I am delighted to be announcing this relationship with Intel,” added Lecomber.
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.
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