June 17, 2008
WARWICK, England, June 16 -- Allinea Software, a leading provider of innovative products for large-scale scalar and parallel high performance computing applications, today announced a new reseller agreement whereby Terra Soft Solutions will offer Allinea's Distributed Debugging Tool (DDT) and Optimization and Profiling Tool (OPT), both recently made available for Cell Broadband Engine (Cell BE) platforms.
"This agreement will provide Terra Soft's customers access to the leading scalar and parallel computing development toolkit for Cell BE on the market," said Kai Staats, Terra Soft CEO. "Allinea's DDT and OPT will enable programmers to locate and fix problems quickly to maximize performance for a wide range of Cell BE-based applications -- from lightweight clustering of Sony PS3s to intensive high performance computing with the IBM QS22 BladeCenter blades. We are proud to offer our customers the best Cell BE debugger and optimization tools on the market...products that can handle the demands of parallel HPC programming, yet are easy to learn and use."
"We are very excited about our reseller agreement with Terra Soft as they are one of the most recognized providers of solutions for the Cell BE architecture," said Jacques Philouze, vice president of sales & marketing of Allinea Software. "We were looking for a competent reseller to address the Cell BE market and chose Terra Soft because of their strong ties with Sony and IBM, who co-developed the Cell BE technology with Toshiba."
DDT is recognized as the industry's most technically advanced tool for debugging parallel applications, with a graphical interface acclaimed for its ease-of-use, short learning curve and rapid ROI. DDT includes features specifically for Cell BE platforms -- for example, the at-a-glance parallel stack view, which is used when controlling thousands of processes simultaneously, also shows PPE and SPE threads seamlessly, simplifying control over PPE and SPE threads, clusters of Cells and their data. Its latest release, DDT 2.3, also brings a leap in performance at scale.
OPT sets the industry standard in performance analysis and optimization of parallel codes for C, C++ and Fortran MPI applications. The recently-released OPT 1.4 incorporates Cell-specific enhancements such as an improved statistical sampler, an intuitive time view of performance data metrics, better error reporting, and a troubleshooting guide.
"With the new features of DDT and OPT designed specifically for Cell BE, we can provide Terra Soft's customers a common interface across multiple processor architectures," said Jacques Philouze. "This will help simplify the end-user experience and minimize programmers' development time, providing optimized system performance and productivity, as well as a reduction in the total cost of ownership."
Both DDT and OPT are compatible with operating systems such as AIX, Linux and Solaris on X86, X86-64, IA64, Power, Cell and UltraSPARC processors.
Allinea Software will be exhibiting at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'08) in Dresden, Germany, from June 17-20, 2008.
About Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.
Headquartered in Loveland, Colo., Terra Soft is the recognized leader in Linux for Power since 1999. Terra Soft provides Yellow Dog Linux board support for Power architecture chip vendors and OEMs; turn-key, integrated solutions built upon systems from IBM, Sony, and the new YDL PowerStation; and cross-architecture Linux applications for high performance computing, including Y-HPC Cluster Construction Suite and the Y-Film Asset Management System. For more information, visit www.terrasoftsolutions.com.
About Allinea Software
Based in Warwick, England, with subsidiaries in Germany and the United States, Allinea Software, a trading division of Concurrent Thinking Ltd., is a leading supplier of tools for multi-core and high performance computing (HPC). The company was founded by computer scientists from Warwick and Oxford Universities, giving them unrivalled expertise in large-scale parallel computing. Allinea's products are used at commercial, government and academic sites worldwide, and set new standards for affordability and ease-of-use in parallel and multi-core programming. With new product features aimed at multi-threaded applications, novel computing architectures, and the announcement of DDTLite for Visual Studio, Allinea is bringing its wealth of experience in parallel tools to the rapidly-expanding arena of multi-core processing.
Source: Allinea Software
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