offers a suite of integrated products for parallel and
high performance computing, including the Distributed
Debugging Tool (DDT) and Optimization and Profiling
Tool (OPT) for developers of large-scale scalar and
parallel applications. The company is a spin-off of
Streamline Computing, the leading UK provider of
cluster supercomputer systems and software. Allinea
was formed to exploit and evolve the technologies that
Streamline has been developing.
The Allinea Distributed Debugging Tool (DDT), used to debug Fortran/C/C++ MPI applications running
in large clusters, is designed for large scale
multi-threaded parallel applications. It interfaces with
and extends standard GNU-gdb. DDT is a comprehensive
graphical debugger designed for the complex task of
debugging parallel code; it possesses an intuitive
graphical interface that delivers a common interface for
every compiler, language, and MPI distribution.
("Tools for configurable multiprocessing") offers a
pioneering, Eclipse-based software development toolkit
for multicore multiprocessing that provides a fast and
accurate simulation environment for ASICs, SoCs, and
FPGAs which use more than one microprocessor core.
The first component rapidly builds high-performance
simulation models of multicore systems. The processor
core elements can be built in as little as a few hours
for custom designs or can come from the company's
library of popular architectures.
The second component of the CMP-DK uses the
multicore/multiprocessor models to create a customized
Eclipse-based IDE for software development.
This IDE features a debugger-like interface specially
designed to support multicore software development.
Software produced from standard compilers and other
development tools can be run on the multicore simulation
models in much the same way they are run on actual
hardware. Processor simulation models for MIPS32, PowerPC,
SPARC-8 (LEON), ARC 700, Tensilica Extensa, Cell/B.E.,
Xilinx MicroBlaze, Altera NIOS, Lattice LatticeMicro32,
and others are available as standard components with the
latest version of the Cmpware CMP-DK.
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programming software is designed to simplify the
complexities of programming signal and data processing
applications, especially for multicore environments.
IBM and Gedae have formed a powerful alliance to
address the challenges associated with programming
Gedae Software Development Tool V5.3 is a productivity enhancing software development
environment that helps developers build real-world,
compute-intense applications on single core, multicore,
and multiprocessor targets in one-fifth the time and cost.
It combines modeling and building production quality
systems into a single IDE. You can quickly prototype,
build, and deploy applications such as RADAR, SONAR,
communications, image, video, seismic, medical imaging,
financial, scientific (like finite element modeling),
rendering, and any other compute-intense application.
Because the implementation is automated, it's easier to
develop applications for advanced hardware architectures;
software refreshes become simple and manageable. Gedae's
unique multithread compiler builds a multithreaded
application, optimizes memory and computation, and
implements distribution and concurrency control. It's
suite of development tools provide unprecedented
observability of the application structure and execution
on multithread and multiprocessor targets, including data
flow, processor loading, memory layout, and execution
dependency. With the tool, you can virtually eliminate the
risk of developing software for compute-intense
applications and real-time digital systems. You can
see how IBM and Gedae work together in the whitepaper
"IBM and Gedae: Providing high
performance and simplified development for multicore signal and data processing applications."
Mercury Computer Systems Inc.
provides computing systems and software for
data-intensive applications that include image
processing, signal processing, and visualization. The
company possesses years of expertise in algorithm
optimization, systems development, and silicon design
which it combines with software application knowledge
and industry-standard technologies to solve unique
computing challenges. Mercury offers component-level
and system-level solutions that span hardware,
software, silicon IP, services, and systems. Mercury
and IBM's Global Engineering Solutions (GES) group
jointly develop solutions based on the Cell/B.E.
processor. At the recent IBM PartnerWorld conference,
IBM announced the winners of the 2007 Beacon Awards
and Mercury has been recognized for the development of
a coprocessor acceleration system based on the
Cell/B.E. processor to be used initially in electronic
design automation (EDA) solutions. Mercury offers
Cell/B.E.-based systems and boards in a few different
form factors. Apart from that, Mercury also offers
software to help with the programmability aspect of
Cell/B.E. chips as well as scientific libraries.
Find out more.
Among the many
Cell/B.E.-based Mercury products,
you'll find the Mercury MultiCore Plus SDK, a suite of software products specifically designed
for next-generation multicore processors. The SDK includes
a comprehensive programming framework, highly optimized
math libraries, and more. Others include
mission is to allow software developers to continue to
focus on their application rather than on the
processors -- RapidMind will ensure those applications
perform extremely well on the exciting innovations
being introduced by processor vendors such as AMD,
IBM, Intel, and NVIDIA. The company fills the gap that
exists in the programming ecosystem, making you ready
to tap the enormous performance benefits of multi-core
RapidMind Development Platform provides a software development platform that allows
the developer to use standard C++ programming to easily
create high performance and massively parallel
applications or extend existing applications to run on
high performance processors, including the CPU, GPUs, or
the Cell/B.E. processor. Developers are provided a single,
simple, and standard way to program which the RapidMind
platform then maps onto all available computational
resources in a given system. An application can use
modules provided by RapidMind (such as the Image
Processing Library) or can directly specify its own
computations. The RapidMind platform is embedded by the
application in order to manage parallel computations so
they behave as part of the host application. It also
transparently manages massively parallel computations.
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Terra Soft Solutions
has developed Linux for Power, bringing commitment and
a depth of experience to its renowned Yellow Dog Linux
operating system. In November of 2005, Terra Soft
introduced support for the Cell Broadband Engine
processor, expanding its Power architecture support to
include the full spectrum of Cell/B.E. products from
Mercury, IBM, and Sony.
YDL.net (a secure
electronic distribution vehicle and online community),
from the TSS Store and using the public mirrors,
Yellow Dog Linux
is a CentOS/RPM-based operating system that supports the
IBM Cell/B.E. SDK. Fully Cell/B.E. integrated, Yellow Dog
enables ease of adoption, exact compilation, and execution
on the Cell/B.E systems. Terra Soft's Yellow Dog Linux is
used in mission-critical environments to process the
images generated by interplanetary, exploratory missions;
for realtime sonar data on-board Navy submarines; for gene
sequence analysis, weather modeling, and nuclear
simulations; with both military and commercial flight
simulators; and in conjunction with telephony systems.