Champaign, IL. — The U.S. Department of Energy’s Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCI) joins forces with Kuck & Associates, Inc. (KAI), an Intel company, in the ASCI PathForward Ultrascale Tools Initiative RTS – Parallel System Performance Project. The U.S. Department of Energy’s ASCI labs involved in this project are Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories (managed by the University of California) and Sandia National Laboratories (operated by Lockheed Martin Corporation).
These three nuclear weapons labs combine their resources and talent with KAI in this collaboration to accelerate the research, development and demonstration of shared and distributed memory parallel performance technology. This project promises to anticipate and meet the needs for ASCI scale application code development tools.
The Parallel System Performance Project plans development of scalable performance tools for shared memory (SMP) and distributed memory (DMP) systems. As an integrated tool that handles mixed- mode SMP and DMP parallel performance uniformly, it will track the standards of both SMP and DMP language extensions and scale up to the largest parallel systems under development. This project promises new levels of performance information insight on any parallel system.
To achieve the dramatic performance goals of the project, KAI has teamed with Pallas GmbH, an independent software company specializing in High Performance Computing. Pallas is the distributor of Vampir, the industry’s leading MPI performance analysis tool.
Karl Solchenbach, Managing Director of Pallas comments “This venture will enable us to expand the depth of our Vampir product and provide an integrated tool for message-passing and shared- memory programming.”
Founded in 1991, Pallas is a leading HPC software company that markets HPC tools and porting and tuning services. Pallas also offers consulting services for all HPC-related areas. For more information on Pallas, visit: http://www.pallas.com .
“KAI is pleased to be working with the ASCI and Pallas software teams to provide new performance insights for these important application areas,” comments David Kuck, General Manager of KAI. “This effort will also lead to improved tools for all parallel software developers.”
Kuck & Associates, Inc., a leader in computer optimization and parallelization, will provide its KAP/Pro Toolset software as part of the new performance tool. For KAP/Pro Toolset product details, visit: http://www.kai.com .