Jan. 23 — Xcelerit has announced the release of version 2.5 of its SDK, increasing performance significantly, dramatically simplifying the user experience, and adding support for Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8. A complete list of the updates and new features can be found in the Release Notes shipped with the package.
The award-winning Xcelerit SDK is a software toolkit to boost the performance of compute-intensive applications while preserving programmer’s productivity. From a single sequential source code – free from any parallel constructs, low-level compiler directives, etc. – the Xcelerit SDK can generate highly optimised code for a variety of target processors. These include multi-core CPUs, GPUs, and combinations of these. The programming interface is intuitive and suitable for many classes of algorithms, e.g. Monte-Carlo, Finite-difference, or Lattice-based methods.
The Xcelerit SDK is targeted at domain specialists performing heavy computations with the need of a flexible in-house solution. Users can focus on the core of their algorithm and the problem at hand, while still generating high-performance programs.
Major Updates and Features
- Sharing arbitrary user-defined data types with GPUs
- Improved data transfer performance
- Added support for Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8
- Continued optimization and performance improvements
Xcelerit is a leading software provider of cross-platform acceleration tools for financial services, engineering, and research. Xcelerit technology allows Quantitative Analysts to unlock the performance of accelerators (GPUs and multi-core) with minor modifications to their existing source code. Our partnerships with leading hardware vendors and systems integrators have enabled us to deliver a full solution from initial consultancy, training, hardware integration and software acceleration. Our satisfied customers include the leading firms in investment banking, asset management, and insurance. For more information, visit http://www.xcelerit.com.