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Primeur weekly 2015-06-08

The Cloud

Updates to HP Helion portfolio help customers unlock value of a hybrid infrastructure ...

IBM acquires Blue Box to accelerate open hybrid Clouds ...

EuroFlash

GBP 313 million boost For UK Big Data research ...

Results of the CRISMA EU project help rescue teams prepare for catastrophes ...

A powerful HMMER for data mining to find equence relationships deep in evolutionary time ...

Eight million euro for visual computing ...

Still time to save on ISC 2015 registration – Register online by June 10 ...

Cray global growth continues with opening of new EMEA headquarters in the United Kingdom ...

PRACE supercomputers help researchers calculate mass difference between neutrons and protons ...

EGI-INSPIRE: Building the digital European Research Area from the ground up ...

New ERA Roadmap offers synergies with Science Europe Roadmap ...

PRACE awards second phase contracts for Pre-Commercial Procurement ...

Open applications for programme "Master in High Performance Computing (MHPC)" now available ...

Entangled photons unlock new super-sensitive characterisation of quantum technology ...

Mainz physicists provide important component for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN ...

USFlash

New version ArrayFire v3.0 released ...

Three Princeton projects awarded supercomputer hours ...

UC Merced selects Advanced Clustering to build supercomputer ...

NCSA scales CD-adapco's STAR-CCM+ to new world record of 102,000 cores on Blue Waters ...

Former P&G exec brings savvy to OSC industry engagement efforts ...

Supernova hunting with supercomputers ...

Physicists eager to begin analysis of data from new, higher energy run of LHC ...

Meraculous: Deciphering the 'book of life' with supercomputers ...

NEC launches SDN-compatible switches for large data centres ...

Advance in quantum error correction ...

Donuts, math, and superdense teleportation of quantum information ...

New version ArrayFire v3.0 released

2 Jun 2015 Atlanta - ArrayFire v3.0 has been released. This new version features major changes to ArrayFire's visualization library, a new CPU back-end, and dense linear algebra for OpenCL devices. It also includes improvements across the board for ArrayFire's OpenCL back-end.

With over 8 years of continuous development, the open source ArrayFire library is the top CUDA and OpenCL software library. ArrayFire supports CUDA-capable GPUs, OpenCL devices, and other accelerators. With its easy-to-use API, this hardware-neutral software library is designed for maximum speed without the hassle of writing time-consuming CUDA and OpenCL device code. With ArrayFire's library functions, developers can maximize productivity and performance. Each of ArrayFire's functions has been hand-tuned by CUDA and OpenCL experts.

Major updates and new features include:

  • Major changes to the visualization library
  • Introducing handle based C API
  • New back-end: CPU fallback available for systems without GPUs
  • Dense linear algebra functions available for all back-ends
  • Support for 64 bit integers

New functions include:

  • Data generation
  • Computer Vision
  • Image Processing
  • Linear Algebra
  • Visualization

ArrayFire is now using MKL in its installers to speed up CPU and OpenCL back-ends. The CUDA back-end is compiled to be optimized for each CUDA architecture, making it more portable. By default, building the open source version compiles only for the GPUs present in the system.

Kent Knox, Senior Member of Technical Staff from AMD, stated: "Arrayfire is a model example of how open sourcing scientific libraries should work. They have made their own code open to the public for review by the community at large, and they build upon existing open source math libraries to improve their own. With their investment in robust automation, they enhance the correctness and performance of the overall scientific ecosystem."

Jason Ramapuram, a machine learning engineer, stated: "ArrayFire has provided an elegant and simple solution for deploying GPU based machine learning applications. Being able to implement neural networks and auto encoders without delving into the any CUDA/OpenCL/BLAS details has been immensely helpful for research purposes. All of this is bundled in a brilliant open source package with an amazingly helpful team that is very open to implementing and resolving an issues that arise."

You can visit ArrayFire's website to download ArrayFire v3.0 Installers or GitHub account page to download and build the source code. The ArrayFire software library operates under the BSD 3-Clause License which enables unencumbered deployment and portability of ArrayFire for all uses, including commercially.

ArrayFire offers dedicated support packages for ArrayFire users.

ArrayFire serves many clients through consulting and coding services, algorithm development, porting code, and training courses for developers.

A complete list ArrayFire v3.0 updates and new features can be found in the product Release Notes .
Source: ArrayFire

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Primeur weekly 2015-06-08

The Cloud

Updates to HP Helion portfolio help customers unlock value of a hybrid infrastructure ...

IBM acquires Blue Box to accelerate open hybrid Clouds ...

EuroFlash

GBP 313 million boost For UK Big Data research ...

Results of the CRISMA EU project help rescue teams prepare for catastrophes ...

A powerful HMMER for data mining to find equence relationships deep in evolutionary time ...

Eight million euro for visual computing ...

Still time to save on ISC 2015 registration – Register online by June 10 ...

Cray global growth continues with opening of new EMEA headquarters in the United Kingdom ...

PRACE supercomputers help researchers calculate mass difference between neutrons and protons ...

EGI-INSPIRE: Building the digital European Research Area from the ground up ...

New ERA Roadmap offers synergies with Science Europe Roadmap ...

PRACE awards second phase contracts for Pre-Commercial Procurement ...

Open applications for programme "Master in High Performance Computing (MHPC)" now available ...

Entangled photons unlock new super-sensitive characterisation of quantum technology ...

Mainz physicists provide important component for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN ...

USFlash

New version ArrayFire v3.0 released ...

Three Princeton projects awarded supercomputer hours ...

UC Merced selects Advanced Clustering to build supercomputer ...

NCSA scales CD-adapco's STAR-CCM+ to new world record of 102,000 cores on Blue Waters ...

Former P&G exec brings savvy to OSC industry engagement efforts ...

Supernova hunting with supercomputers ...

Physicists eager to begin analysis of data from new, higher energy run of LHC ...

Meraculous: Deciphering the 'book of life' with supercomputers ...

NEC launches SDN-compatible switches for large data centres ...

Advance in quantum error correction ...

Donuts, math, and superdense teleportation of quantum information ...