Find out how Allinea Software is helping organisations make their programs run efficiently in order to speed up scientific research.
NICS - Beacon System: Allinea Software Helps Scientists as They Port Code to New Architectures
This case study looks at how Allinea DDT is supporting researchers using the Beacon system at NICS to port codes to new architectures such as the Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors or GPGPU accelerators.
“Squeezing the performance out of the newest architectures requires more in-depth understanding of code design, memory placement, and the complex relationships between different parallel coding paradigms than ever before. Allinea DDT is a tool that helps programmers and scientists like us dig down to the levels where print statements cannot reach.” says Dr. Vincent C. Betro, Computational Scientist (NICS/JICS/ORNL)
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CGG slashes development time with Allinea DDT
CGG is one of the largest integrated geosciences companies - providing leading geological, geo-physical and reservoir capabilities to the global oil and gas industry. CGG have turned to Allinea DDT to improve to speed up their development time.
"Allinea DDT can cut the time-to-resolution by a factor of five,” says Daniel Trad, an experienced researcher. “The first time I used it was to debug an MPI code and I found it was the only tool that could solve the problem.”
“What I like about the tool is it’s easy to just pick up. I don’t have to keep digging into a manual or attend lengthy training courses.” – Neil Catling, Chief Software Scientist
Allinea Tools Help Canada Close Innovation Gap
SciNet takes to Allinea's debugging and profiling tools to accelerate software development on Canada's leading HPC systems
“Issues like this need quality tools to find the problem quickly. Without Allinea DDT, we might have never known the actual cause and would have continued to suspect the code the user was running. Having Allinea DDT saves us time, which leads to more results from our machines.” – Dr. Daniel Gruner, CTO-Software, SciNet.
Allinea Tools Introduce Australia’s ‘Awesome’ Future Workforce to Efficient Supercomputing
Rebecca Hartman-Baker is inspiring students to become the workforce Western Australia will need for its world-class research projects. To help with this goal, she threw a profiling party to make code-optimization a fun activity.
“These students are the cream of the crop – and the Allinea tools will definitely help them to become more competent computational scientists.” — Rebecca Hartman-Baker, iVEC Supercomputing Development and Applications Specialist.
Allinea DDT Resolves an Unsolved Mystery at Argonne National Laboratory
Allinea DDT helps scientists find an “impossible” bug that showed up at over 16,000 cores at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility.
“Debuggers were essential to the process of migrating the early science applications onto Mira.” – Kalyan Kumaran, Manager, Applications Performance Engineering at the ALCF..
Developer gets performance boost with Allinea MAP and frees time for PhD
Computer scientists have the skills and the passion for digging into code for problems. Yet even they turn to Allinea MAP to save time and communicate results to domain scientists and code engineers.
“I could present a couple screenshots of Allinea MAP to our clients and they could see from these graphs how their application was performing and changing at scale.” – Oliver Perks, High Performance Systems Group at University of Warwick.
University at Buffalo’s Center for Computational Research
Creating a holistic geoscientific model is complicated enough. So when scientists have to debug their computer code, they turn to Allinea DDT, a tool easy enough for undergraduates to use.
“People were impressed with the results Christine achieved using Allinea DDT and assumed she was a highly educated computer science technician; whereas, at the time, I think she might have taken just one ‘intro to computer science’ course.” – Dr. Shawn Matott, computational scientist, University at Buffalo’s Center for Computational Research.
DKRZ - The German Climate Computing Center (Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum)
Researchers have no time to lose in their quest to divine the future of the Earth’s climate and its effects on humanity. When a problem arises, one of the world’s top centers for climate research, DKRZ, relies on Allinea DDT.
“Allinea DDT is a real time-saver. The problem was particularly difficult to understand because it happened only in this context on one particular task. With Allinea DDT, it only took a few minutes to see this bug. Once we knew the location, it was very easy to fix.” says Hendryk Bockelmann from DKRZ’s Application Support department.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Allinea DDT is supporting ground-breaking research at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) in Tennessee.
When researchers scale up their programs, problems are inevitable.
“You need high-grade software tools that can scale along with your code - a debugger in particular - because when problems arise at scale, you are in a totally different universe,” says Joshua Ladd, Tools Project Technical Officer during the OLCF3 Project.
Allinea DDT helps solve these problems in hours, instead of weeks.
“I was able to do it in one sitting, about an hour. I suspect it would have taken him at least a couple of weeks.” - Computational Scientist, Hai Ah Nam