HMPP available for TSUBAME 2.0 users

11 Jan 2012 Tokyo - CAPS entreprise, a many-core programming company, JCC Gimmick and Global Scientific Information and Computing Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology have made available HMPP for both academic and professional users of TSUBAME 2.0.

A team of Global Scientific Information and Computing Center (GSIC), Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) who was recently awarded the ACM Gordon Bell Prize, for its supercomputing breakthroughs using hybrid many-core systems TSUBAME 2.0 based on NVIDIA Tesla GPUs and Intel Xeon, has acquired licenses of the HMPP workbench software.

HMPP workbench is a compiler for many-core architecture, based on a set of OpenMP-like directives that preserve legacy codes. HMPP fully leverages the performance offered by most of today's stream processors. Being complementary to OpenMP and MPI, HMPP lets users incrementally develop or port existing applications to many-core without the complexity associated with many-core programming.

Pioneer in the directive-based approach with its HMPP flagship product, initiator of the OpenHMPP standard and member of the OpenACC initiative, CAPS is proud to both serve HPC and Digital Manufacturing professionals. CAPS is providing a global solution based on innovative development tools, methodology and technology trainings, onsite consulting or outsourcing expertise to quickly secure many-core performances while preparing for future architecture evolutions.

"I'm happy today to provide Tokyo Tech with our HMPP solution", stated Benoît Raoult, VP APAC for CAPS entreprise. "Tokyo Tech is recognized worldwide for its hybrid computing expertise. This has been possible thanks to its visionary TSUBAME project. This system has been providing computing and storage resources for research but has also been made available to the industries. If HPC users are used to adapt, it is the Digital Manufacturing users that will face challenges soon. We should serve them thanks to all the experience that we acquired from HPC success stories. I appreciate sharing this mission with Tokyo Tech."

"It is our pleasure that many users have benefits of HMPP on TSUBAME 2.0", stated Takayuki Aoki, Professor/Deputy Director, GSIC Tokyo Tech. "There are many types of TSUBAME users in Tokyo Tech and not all of them write their programmes in CUDA or Open CL. The directive-based code generator HMPP will make their efforts small to speed-up the code executions on TSUBAME 2.0."

"We are very pleased to receive this opportunity to supply HMPP solution", stated T.Onodera, chief technician of JCC Gimmick. "This co-operation with Tsubame 2.0 users will allow us to understand precisely their expectations in terms of many-core programming tools and solution. Learning this is our honour."
Source: CAPS enterprise