Mark O'Connor, Allinea VP Product Development, stated: "We're very excited about the launch of v6.1 of our tool suite as we believe it delivers some capabilities that address real concerns for the HPC community. Building research capability with a smaller carbon footprint is a growing concern for the top 500. With our advanced metrics package for Allinea Forge we are providing the most detailed analytics to date for improving the energy efficiency of applications, showing customers not just how much energy their code is consuming but which exact function is most responsible for inefficiencies."
He continued: "We have also introduced some enhancements to our powerful parallel debugger, DDT, within Allinea Forge, enabling users to locate bugs and fix crashes faster due to enhanced offline and memory debugging."
He added: "HPC users are working to exploit new platforms and larger scale computing to speed up software performance. The great news is that version 6.1 of our software will fully support the development and analysis of code on next generation platforms such as CUDA, Power 8, ARM 8 and Intel's Xeon Phi family, including the awaited Knights Landing processor."
Mark O'Connor concluded: "Probably one of the most important aspects of the new release is that we've taken further steps to ensure our tools remain the most user-friendly on the market so that new users can get on and use them effectively without feeling overwhelmed and turned off by what can be a very complex world of code development and optimization. In support of this ethos, weve produced a basic guide to using performance tools to best effect with our free Performance Roadmap which we'll be handing out to visitors of our stand at ISC16, as well as offering a demonstration of best practice in debugging, profiling, vectorization and optimization using the time saving tools and advice we can offer the industry."