With energy costs a growing concern for HPC, Allinea Software will preview new tool extensions for application energy usage optimization at ISC’14.
“Creating more energy-efficient HPC is a continuous improvement process that requires the right tools for measuring, taking action, checking the results and iterating in a virtuous cycle. This is true for the infrastructure as well as all levels of the system; from components through applications. We haven’t had to think about energy efficiency, nor have we had the tools to measure it. Once the right tools are in place, we can start wrapping our heads around what are the contributing factors to better efficiency, and from that we can start influencing hardware designs.”
Getting hardware in the hands of developers can often be a struggle for vendors, but a new trend seems to be gaining traction out there. In the past week, global competitors Intel and Nvidia have both put out low-cost development platforms designed to get people using their tools in new and innovative ways.