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Allinea to Extend Performance Tools at SC15


Allinea Software will demonstrate significant extensions to their Forge integrated development tool suite and Performance Reports analytics tool at SC15. “Version 6.0 of both products delivers for developers, users, analysts and system administrators – not only on Intel Xeon and Xeon Phi platforms, but also ARM 64-bit and OpenPOWER platforms.”

Google Open Sources TensorFlow for Machine Learning


In a surprise move, Google has open-sourced TensorFlow artificial intelligence software. The powerful machine learning engine is one of Google’s successful experiments and helps the search giant in automated search and analysis.

X-ISS to Bring ManagedHPC to Europe


Today eXcellence in IS Solutions (X-ISS) announced plans for European expansion. With details to be unveiled at the SC15, X-ISS will expand its signature ManagedHPC service into the European market.

Video: Chapel – Productive, Multiresolution Parallel Programming

Brad Chamberlin, Cray

Brad Chamberlain from Cray presented this talk at the recent Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing. “We believe Chapel can greatly improve productivity for current and emerging HPC architectures and meet emerging mainstream needs for parallelism and locality.”

RCE Podcast: Spack Package Management Tool

Todd Gamblin, LLNL

“Spack is designed to support multiple versions and configurations of software on a wide variety of platforms and environments. It was designed for large supercomputing centers, where many users and application teams share common installations of software on clusters with exotic architectures, using libraries that do not have a standard ABI. Spack is non-destructive: installing a new version does not break existing installations, so many configurations can coexist on the same system.”

Paving the Road to Exascale with Co-Design Architecture

Scot Schultz, Mellanox

In this special guest feature from the Print’n Fly Guide to SC15 in Austin, Scot Schultz from Mellanox writes that a new era of Co-Design will pave the way to Exascale. “Exascale computing will undoubtedly include three primary concepts: heterogeneous systems, direct communication through a more sophisticated intelligent network, and backward/forward compatibility. Co-Design includes these concepts in order to create an evolutionary architectural approach that will enable Exascale-class systems.”

Video: Debugging and Profiling Your HPC Applications


David Lecomber from Allinea Software presented this talk at the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing. “From climate modeling to astrophysics, from financial modeling to engine design, the power of clusters and supercomputers advances the frontiers of knowledge and delivers results for industry. Writing and deploying software that exploits that computing power is a demanding challenge – it needs to run fast, and run right. That’s where Allinea comes in.”

PGI Accelerator Compilers Add OpenACC Support for x86


“Our goal is to enable HPC developers to easily port applications across all major CPU and accelerator platforms with uniformly high performance using a common source code base,” said Douglas Miles, director of PGI Compilers & Tools at NVIDIA. “This capability will be particularly important in the race towards exascale computing in which there will be a variety of system architectures requiring a more flexible application programming approach.”

ExaHyPE Project to Develop Exascale Software for Geophysics and Astrophysics

Simulated propagation of seismic waves in the stratovolcano Mount Merapi

A new EU research project called “ExaHyPE” is developing open-source software for exascale-class supercomputers. As an international project coordinated at TUM in Munich, ExaHyPE (“An Exascale Hyperbolic PDE Engine”) seeks to develop novel software, initially for simulations in geophysics and astrophysics.

Rogue Wave Software CodeDynamics Expands the Reach of Multithreaded Debugging


Today Rogue Wave Software announced CodeDynamics, the next generation of dynamic analysis for data-intensive commercial applications. CodeDynamics expands the reach of multithreaded debugging from high performance computing environment into the commercial market.