21 Jun 2016 Frankfurt - Allinea's software is to be used in a next-generation supercomputer system being built by Fujitsu Limited for the Joint Center for Advanced High Performance Computing (JCAHPC) in Japan. Fujitsu selected Allinea's high performance software development tools and its industry leading powerful parallel debugger, Allinea DDT, which will aid the development of advanced scale scientific software for the new supercomputer. Once live in December 2016, the new supercomputer, known as Oakforest-PACS, will be the fastest supercomputer system in Japan to date, delivering 25 PFLOPS on Intel's Xeon Phi (Knights Landing) manycore processors and Omni-Path architecture.
JCAHPC, a collaboration in research capability for the University of Tokyo and the University of Tsukuba, claims software tools are a critical part of the overall solution, enabling scientists across the two universities to achieve the most impact from the 8,208 compute nodes supercomputing investment.
Professor Hiroshi Nakamura of the University of Tokyo who is also Director of JCAHPC, stated: "The extraordinary and pioneering achievements that we hope will be made at the facility will fundamentally result from the scale and complexity of the science and software. Allinea's tools offer proven scalability and are easy enough to be used extensively by our scientists and students to write ground breaking code in areas such as life science, nuclear physics and astrophysics. The tools will also prove essential in the education and training of our students and young researchers in computer science, engineering and High Performance Computing (HPC)."
JCAHPC consists of more than 20 faculty and staff members across the two universities and the research facility will be available to researchers in Japan and their international collaborators.
Part of the solution from Fujitsu is the supply of the Fujitsu Software Technical Computing Suite to ensure efficient job scheduling and overall system management, and to provide maximum performance through Fujitsu and Fujitsu Laboratories' performance tuning technology.
David Lecomber, CEO and Founder at Allinea Software, commented: "Allinea is delighted to play such a key role in this world class supercomputing capability for JCAHPC, alongside Fujitsu and Intel. The facility presents these leading Japanese universities with a smarter design for efficient and powerful scientific computing. The availability of best of breed software tools on this system will ensure the universities' researchers and students are able to reach their maximum potential."