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Primeur weekly 2013-05-21

Exascale supercomputing

Fujitsu receives supercomputer order from Nagoya University ...

The Cloud

Bright Computing named finalist for the 2013 Red Herring Top 100 North America award ...

Fujitsu launches Fujitsu Cloud Initiative to systematize its Cloud products and services ...

HP speeds delivery of IT application services ...

New IBM Center in Beijing to speed Linux applications on Power Systems ...

University of Chicago launches Bionimbus Protected Data Cloud to analyze cancer data ...

EuroFlash

Research assessment should take data sharing into account - workshop report ...

ACE's latest CoSy compiler development system optimizes for extreme architectures ...

Dassault Systèmes acquires SIMPOE ...

Is it raining in Amsterdam? Use Big Data and HPC to analyse Dutch Twitter feeds ...

PRACE 5th Industrial Executive Seminar HPC changing Europe's industrial landscape ...

Places2Be project to boost European leadership around FD-SOI - the faster, cooler, simpler chip technology ...

Durham University cluster boosts study of the stars ...

UCB and IBM collaborate to personalize care for epilepsy patients ...

USFlash

Small particles require big computers ...

GM's new enterprise data centre transforms global IT ...

SDSC assists in generating Clean Tech breakthrough ...

NYSERDA awards $1.8 million to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to boost efficiency of supercomputing centre ...

TurningPoint/EMW selected as DISA GSM ETI prime contract holder ...

XSEDE13 Conference to devote full day to biosciences ...

D-Wave Two Quantum Computer selected for new Quantum Artificial Intelligence Initiative, system to be installed at NASA's Ames Research Center, and operational in Q3 ...

DOST strengthens R&D capabilities with IBM supercomputer - IBM-s Blue Gene to enable improved weather prediction ...

Mines' powerful new supercomputer to focus on energy research ...

NICE: the brain as a model for future supercomputers ...

NJIT computer scientist publishes new algorithm cluster to data mine health records ...

ACE's latest CoSy compiler development system optimizes for extreme architectures

14 May 2013 Amsterdam - ACE Associated Compiler Experts bv, world expert in tools and services for professional compiler development, has made available the 2013 Spring Edition of its CoSy compiler development system. Integral support for complex architecture features allows compiler developers now to build, optimize and tune compilers for compute-intensive application domains and extreme architectures.

Standard architectures and their software tools are not adequate to reach the required performance and power levels for application specific domains like audio, video and for new domains like next generation communication standards and embedded vision. Instead, dedicated architectures or extensions to existing architectures are developed together with target specific applications code, using a standard compiler that leaves the tuning up to the application developer. In this 2013 Spring edition, extended and new features like the Target Interface Mechanism and Code Generator Feedback provide for an integral system to create compilers that reach the best possible tradeoffs in performance and application portability for existing and emerging application specific processors.

Using the new Target Interface Mechanism in CoSy, compiler developers can now steer the compiler optimizations to take full advantage of architecture specific features, while abstracting these from existing and validated compiler algorithms.

One of CoSy's unique compiler features, its modular design and flexibility, has allowed the support for feedback mechanisms in a compiler to steer the compilation for optimal results. The Code Generator Feedback feature in this 2013 Spring Edition provides information from the architecture specific Code Generator to do better decision making in high level optimizations and transformations, resulting in better optimization strategies.

CoSy's flexible and adaptive type description enables the support for unconventional data types, which are typical for application specific architectures, with parameterizable data size, alignment, etc. in a consistent way and with C level programming support for application developers.

Further tuning of compilers can be reached using 100+ compiler engine options, the 20+ new compiler engines and 100+ improvements from customer and partner feedback. All new components and improvements are robust and in product shape as a result of the thorough testing and validation infrastructure used.

The 2013 Spring Edition comes with a revised, extended and improved set of documentation for the professional compiler developer. Together with the training materials and the ACE compiler experts' first line support programme, compiler developers can go to the finest level of detail in their compiler endeavour.

Overall performance for 100+ industry-standard benchmarks show a 15% out of the box improvement for commodity architectures since the last major CoSy release. Billions of devices have already been shipped containing CoSy supported application specific processors, which typically have factors better performance/power profiles than regular processors.

The CoSy Spring 2013 Edition is readily available.
Source: ACE

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Primeur weekly 2013-05-21

Exascale supercomputing

Fujitsu receives supercomputer order from Nagoya University ...

The Cloud

Bright Computing named finalist for the 2013 Red Herring Top 100 North America award ...

Fujitsu launches Fujitsu Cloud Initiative to systematize its Cloud products and services ...

HP speeds delivery of IT application services ...

New IBM Center in Beijing to speed Linux applications on Power Systems ...

University of Chicago launches Bionimbus Protected Data Cloud to analyze cancer data ...

EuroFlash

Research assessment should take data sharing into account - workshop report ...

ACE's latest CoSy compiler development system optimizes for extreme architectures ...

Dassault Systèmes acquires SIMPOE ...

Is it raining in Amsterdam? Use Big Data and HPC to analyse Dutch Twitter feeds ...

PRACE 5th Industrial Executive Seminar HPC changing Europe's industrial landscape ...

Places2Be project to boost European leadership around FD-SOI - the faster, cooler, simpler chip technology ...

Durham University cluster boosts study of the stars ...

UCB and IBM collaborate to personalize care for epilepsy patients ...

USFlash

Small particles require big computers ...

GM's new enterprise data centre transforms global IT ...

SDSC assists in generating Clean Tech breakthrough ...

NYSERDA awards $1.8 million to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to boost efficiency of supercomputing centre ...

TurningPoint/EMW selected as DISA GSM ETI prime contract holder ...

XSEDE13 Conference to devote full day to biosciences ...

D-Wave Two Quantum Computer selected for new Quantum Artificial Intelligence Initiative, system to be installed at NASA's Ames Research Center, and operational in Q3 ...

DOST strengthens R&D capabilities with IBM supercomputer - IBM-s Blue Gene to enable improved weather prediction ...

Mines' powerful new supercomputer to focus on energy research ...

NICE: the brain as a model for future supercomputers ...

NJIT computer scientist publishes new algorithm cluster to data mine health records ...