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Dallas, Texas – Etnus, the leading supplier of parallel application debuggers for the high performance computing community, today announced that the TotalView debugger/analyzer was selected for use on Hitachi SR8000 high performance computing systems, three of which are ranked in the top ten on the TOP500 Supercomputer Sites list compiled by the University of Mannheim and University of Tennessee.
“TotalView was initially designed for use on supercomputers,” comments Chris Doelhert, president and CEO of Etnus. “We continue to expand our presence and reach into the High Performance Computing community. Clearly good software development tools are viewed as critical components to systems purchased for software development.”
Hitachi SR8000 systems are currently installed in the Leibniz Rechenzentrum in Munich, Germany, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization in Tsukaba, Japan and the University of Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan. The German system is the fastest supercomputer in Europe and ranked fifth on the TOP500 list. Ranked sixth on the TOP500 list and the top performing system in Japan is the Hitachi 100-processor system at the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization.
“I am very happy to see the release of TotalView for Hitachi’s SR8000 and proud to be the prime distributor of the product. Having TotalView as the debugger of choice on Hitachi systems confirms that TotalView is the globally acceptable debugger for critical software development,” comments Kiichiro Takeda, CEO of SofTek Systems.
The SR8000 Series, or Super Technical Server, is the successor to Hitachi’s vector supercomputer S-3000 and parallel computer SR2201.The first Hitachi SR8000 system was installed at the Institute of Statistical Mathematica at in Tokyo in December 1998. Since then, Hitachi has installed other SR8000 systems resulting in their obtaining 44% share in the Japanese high performance market.
TotalView is the only multiprocess, multithread application debugger/analyzer that supports Fortran, C and C++ languages along with the major parallel programming paradigms including MPI, threads, and OpenMP. GUI-based, it shortens development time via an easy-to-learn and easy-to-use “select-and-dive” approach. It enables developers to unravel and control multiple threads and processes running on single or multiple processor systems.
About SofTek Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1991, SofTek is one of few independent solution service providers for the high performance computing community in Japan. Its services include total system integration of high performance systems and their operation, consulting and programming (parallel processing, optimization, etc.) for high performance systems, and distribution of carefully selected software for high performance systems.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Hitachi is one of the world’s leading global electronics companies, with fiscal 1999 (ended March 31, 2000) consolidated sales of 8,001 billion yen ($75.5 billion*). The company manufactures and markets a wide range of products, including computers, semiconductors, consumer products and power and industrial equipment. For more information on Hitachi, Ltd., please visit Hitachi’s Web site at http://www.hitachi.co.jp. *At an exchange rate of 106 yen to the dollar.
About Etnus, Inc.
Located outside of Boston, Mass., Etnus is the world’s leading provider of debugging and analysis solutions for complex code that provides customers with the ability to visualize, control and correct applications running on a wide variety of platforms — using one to thousands of processors. Used worldwide by leading edge corporations, research institutions and government laboratories, Etnus products help eliminate the frustration, delays and headaches inherent in analyzing multiprocessor and network-distributed applications containing many lines of code or advanced programming techniques such as MPI, Threads, and OpenMP.
Etnus products are used in the development of applications in industries such as weather prediction, film special effects and animation, oil and gas exploration, Web and CAD/CAM software development, automotive, aerospace, and telecommunications. Privately held, Etnus offers its expanding product line through worldwide distributors and direct sales. Visit www.etnus.com for additional information on Etnus and TotalView.