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Allinea HPC Transforms Software for Science at SC15

  • Tuesday, 17th November 2015
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Allinea Software is set to demonstrate significant extensions to its Forge integrated development tool suite and Performance Reports analytics tool at the SC15 exhibition in Austin, Texas, US on 16-19 November 2015.  

Allinea Software says that 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.  

“Our customers will be achieving the highest levels of productivity and system efficiency with new and unique built-in debugging and profiling insights,” said Mark O’Connor, VP of Product Management at Allinea.

According to Allinea, the Allinea Forge debugger, DDT, strengthens its leadership by adding unique leaked pointer tracking which is designed to solve particularly tricky memory bugs. Equally innovative, DDT’s non-interactive “off-line” mode adds live feedback of application progress and allows snap-shotting of program state during execution.

Allinea adds that performance-seeking developers will, for the first time in HPC, have insight from new source-line instruction analysis in the Allinea Forge profiler, MAP. MAP now shows how long each line took and how it spent that time, whether in floating point, vector instructions or memory accesses – alongside the source code.  

User-written custom metrics are also added to MAP – enabling users to add performance insight relevant to individual applications or domains – such as  domain size or boundary element counts to track the impact of adaptive meshes on performance over time.

O’Connor added, “We’ve also introduced support for the latest technologies and platforms with our debugging, performance and energy profiling and analysis tools – our goal is to ensure that the applications for which HPC exists achieve their potential to transform – no matter what hardware they run on.”

Allinea will be exhibiting at SC15, Austin, 16-19 November 2015, booth 1722 and participating in tutorials and events throughout the week, the highlights of which are at the Allinea SC15 schedule page.


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