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Primeur weekly 2012-08-13

Exascale supercomputing

Department of Energy awards $62 million in contracts to accelerate development of 'extreme scale' supercomputers ...

The Cloud

DreamWorks Animation drives innovation with HP Cloud Services ...

DDN and Alliance Technology Group enable data-intensive intelligence & surveillance organisations to economically harness the power of Big Data and Cloud collaboration ...

Applied Math Modeling releases Cloud-based, next-generation data centre design software ...

EuroFlash

Altair RADIOSS structural solver achieves unmatched performance using NVIDIA GPUs ...

UK’s Atomic Weapons Establishment selects Rogue Wave's ThreadSpotter ...

Future Internet PPP - Information Day on Call 2, Objectives 1.8 & 1.9 ...

What makes Paris look like Paris? Carnegie Mellon software finds stylistic core ...

USFlash

UC San Diego team aims to broaden researcher access to protein simulation ...

UC San Diego and Yale awarded collaborative NSF grant for Neuroscience Gateway ...

GPU acceleration of top genomics application with OpenACC promises to help speed delivery of life-saving drugs ...

DataDirect Networks debuts comprehensive management suite to simplify Big Data infrastructure scale up and scale out ...

DataDirect Networks announces rapid uptake of award-winning SFA technology across Australia's research computing community ...

EMC DLm8000 first mainframe virtual tape library to deliver synchronous replication ...

Swinburne to unveil the hidden universe ...

AMD launches first-ever AMD FirePro APU providing a powerful integrated visual computing platform for CAD and media and entertainment work flows ...

SGI reports fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012 financial results ...

Dell helps to power NASA's latest mission to Mars ...

Large private donation launches Institute for Advanced Computational Science at Stony Brook University ...

Computer models calculate systems-wide costs of gene expression ...

XSEDE brings in NCSA's Alan Craig as Digital Humanities Specialist ...

UK’s Atomic Weapons Establishment selects Rogue Wave's ThreadSpotter

7 Aug 2012 Boulder - Rogue Wave Software's ThreadSpotter has been selected by the UK's Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) to help optimize its code for its multicore processors.

As a centre of scientific and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research design and production facilities in the world, AWE plays a crucial role in the defense of the United Kingdom. Employing Rogue Wave's ThreadSpotter to analyze performance issues in its code and provide recommendations on performance solutions has helped improve both the productivity and performance of developers at AWE. AWE chose ThreadSpotter as a complementary product to Rogue Wave's TotalView, a GUI-based source code debugger, which they have used for 14 years.

"Organisations in the defense industry continue to prefer our software development solutions for mission-critical programmes because Rogue Wave's tools and components are highly dependable", stated Chris Gottbrath, Principal Product Manager at Rogue Wave Software. "ThreadSpotter is the most advanced and easy-to-use cache performance optimization product available. It identifies problems quickly, prioritizes them and points the developers directly to what needs to be changed. Using ThreadSpotter alongside TotalView, companies have a powerful toolset to overcome challenges related to the development, debugging, and performance optimization of complex applications."

"Atomic Weapons Establishment has chosen Rogue Wave's ThreadSpotter because it simplifies cache optimization, which is a key to achieving the best performance out of multi-core processors", stated Ken Atkinson, AWE's HPC Strategy Manager. "AWE has already seen some significant improvements in code efficiencies that were identified using ThreadSpotter and the developers were delighted with the simplicity of utilizing the tool."

ThreadSpotter helps eliminate performance issues by identifying problematic sites in the code where a change could make the programme far more efficient. Failure to efficiently use cache memory is a frequent cause of poor performance because the processor has to stall for many cycles waiting for data to be fetched from main memory. The only way to achieve full performance from the CPU is for data to be in the cache. Unlike traditional profilers and performance-counter based tools that gather data, but provide little analysis, ThreadSpotter provides specific guidance on performance issues by identifying them, estimating each issue's importance and rank ordering them. ThreadSpotter then guides the developer to the location in the source code where the issues are located. In many cases, ThreadSpotter provides examples on how code or data structures can be refactored to achieve performance.
Source: Rogue Wave Software

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-08-13

Exascale supercomputing

Department of Energy awards $62 million in contracts to accelerate development of 'extreme scale' supercomputers ...

The Cloud

DreamWorks Animation drives innovation with HP Cloud Services ...

DDN and Alliance Technology Group enable data-intensive intelligence & surveillance organisations to economically harness the power of Big Data and Cloud collaboration ...

Applied Math Modeling releases Cloud-based, next-generation data centre design software ...

EuroFlash

Altair RADIOSS structural solver achieves unmatched performance using NVIDIA GPUs ...

UK’s Atomic Weapons Establishment selects Rogue Wave's ThreadSpotter ...

Future Internet PPP - Information Day on Call 2, Objectives 1.8 & 1.9 ...

What makes Paris look like Paris? Carnegie Mellon software finds stylistic core ...

USFlash

UC San Diego team aims to broaden researcher access to protein simulation ...

UC San Diego and Yale awarded collaborative NSF grant for Neuroscience Gateway ...

GPU acceleration of top genomics application with OpenACC promises to help speed delivery of life-saving drugs ...

DataDirect Networks debuts comprehensive management suite to simplify Big Data infrastructure scale up and scale out ...

DataDirect Networks announces rapid uptake of award-winning SFA technology across Australia's research computing community ...

EMC DLm8000 first mainframe virtual tape library to deliver synchronous replication ...

Swinburne to unveil the hidden universe ...

AMD launches first-ever AMD FirePro APU providing a powerful integrated visual computing platform for CAD and media and entertainment work flows ...

SGI reports fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012 financial results ...

Dell helps to power NASA's latest mission to Mars ...

Large private donation launches Institute for Advanced Computational Science at Stony Brook University ...

Computer models calculate systems-wide costs of gene expression ...

XSEDE brings in NCSA's Alan Craig as Digital Humanities Specialist ...