Barcelona Supercomputing Center’s Mont Blanc Project selects Allinea Software for ARM debugging support.
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Allinea Software (www.allinea.com) has been selected by the Mont Blanc Project as its preferred debugger for ARM processors using Allinea DDT 3.1.
The newly launched Mont Blanc Project aims to set future global High Performance Computing (HPC) standards, through its utilisation of ARM technology to develop energy efficient HPC systems.
The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), which is coordinator of the 14 million Euro project, are using Allinea DDT on their prototype ARM cluster in the porting of HPC applications to this new platform.
Alex Ramirez, Coordinator of the Mont Blanc Project, comments: “The debugger for parallel applications is a critical piece of the system software stack; one that was missing on our ARM based prototypes. This is very good news for Mont-Blanc, and for all others developing software on ARM clusters”.
Mike Fish, CEO of Allinea Software, adds: “Most of the Mont Blanc software development partners already license Allinea DDT in their systems: Juelich, LRZ for SuperMUC, GENCI for Curie, and CINECA as well as Bull - and we are now delighted to bring our world-class debugging product to the ARM platform and work with BSC to further optimize it for what we expect to be an important architecture for HPC.”.
The Mont Blanc project, which brings together a valuable group of experienced researchers, high performance computing experts and cutting edge supercomputing technologies, can now utilise Allinea’s advanced parallel debugging tool to achieve their software development objectives.
A tool that is acclaimed for its ease of use and simplification of debugging at scale, Allinea DDT 3.1 is the most advanced debugging tool available for scalar, multi-threaded and large-scale parallel applications.
Notes to Editors
- The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC, www.bsc.es) houses MareNostrum, one of the unique supercomputers in a renovated old chapel-style building. Its mission is to research, develop and manage information technology in order to facilitate scientific progress. With this objective, the center counts with research areas in Computer Sciences, Life Sciences, Earth Sciences and Computational Applications in Science and Engineering. In the context of this multi-disciplinary approach, the BSC has a large number of researchers and experts in HPC (High Performing Computing), which facilitate scientific progress together with state-of-the-art supercomputing resources. More than 350 people work at BSC on research and 100 of those are from outside Spain.
- This Spanish multi-disciplinary supercomputing center was established by a consortium made up by the current Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN), by the Ministry of Economy and Knowledge of the local Government of Catalonia and by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya/Barcelona Tech (UPC) and is headed by Professor Mateo Valero.
- Allinea, with offices in San Jose, USA and in the UK, is the world leader in debugging technology for parallel systems – the only vendor having commercial petascale users today. The world’s largest supercomputing sites rely on it (including Oak Ridge, Lawrence Livermore, Argonne and NERSC), as do partners such as Cray, SGI and IBM. Allinea DDT is a debugging toolset for parallel software development, handling both "classic" bugs and those that arise from execution on up to 200,000 cores simultaneously. Used by leading supercomputer sites around the world and now the market leader, DDT also offers the best software development support for GPU computing. To find out more about Allinea Software visit www.allinea.com
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