Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2016-06-16

Applications

Solid Sands, an industry expert in compiler and library testing and validation and supplier of the SuperTest compiler test and validation suite, has chosen Fuji Setsubi as distributor in Japan. Fuji Setsubi is a professional company that understands the embedded markets, their development and the technology required to support industry leading tools. Read further...

Industry news

The University of Bristol has joined the OpenMP ARB, a group of organisations creating the OpenMP standard for shared-memory parallel programming. "My group is strongly committed to the development and promotion of truly open, cross-platform standards for parallel programming", said Simon McIntosh-Smith, head of the High Performance Computing group at the University of Bristol. "Developing scientific applications which are capable of exploiting future computer architectures, from multi-core CPUs with wide vector units to many-core GPUs, is already an extremely challenging task. The investment of time and effort required to meet this challenge is best returned by employing standards such as OpenMP, and the early work in my group with partners such as Intel and Cray, has convinced us that OpenMP 4.5 can be a highly effective way of writing portable parallel programmes." Read further...
Cavium Inc., a provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data centre, Cloud, wired and wireless networking, and QLogic Corp., a supplier of high performance networking infrastructure solutions, have entered into a definitive agreement for Cavium to acquire all of the outstanding QLogic common stock for approximately $15.50 per share, comprised of $11.00 per share in cash and 0.098 of a share of Cavium common stock for each share of QLogic common stock (valued at approximately $4.50 based on the volume weighted average Cavium trading price for the three trading days beginning June 10, 2016), through an exchange offer. The transaction values QLogic at approximately $1.36 billion in equity value, inclusive of approximately $355 million of cash on QLogic's balance sheet, and has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies. Read further...

Focus on Europe

The European Commission has published the results of an on-line consultation on mathematics in relation to the European funding programme Horizon 2020. According to the report, current developments in the big data analysis and HPC mathematical basis have shown that existing areas of mathematics formerly deemed merely theoretical, such as algebra and topology, are now very important for these fields. Also developing fields like exascale computing, quantum computing, and modelling and simulation benefit from new mathematical techniques. The report will be used as input for further defining and refining the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme. Read further...