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Allinea announces ARM 64-bit development tool suite

Allinea Forge brings profiling and debugging to new architecture

2015-07-13, Warwick, UK – Allinea Software signalled a major new addition to the ecosystem for 64-bit ARM® processor servers by announcing the arrival of the Allinea Forge development tool suite for the platform.  The tool suite, renowned for its ability to master multi-process and multi-threaded Linux applications, includes the powerful performance profiler Allinea MAP and debugger Allinea DDT.

“The ARMv8-A architecture enables HPC solutions that deliver highly-scalable, parallel and multi-threaded 64-bit performance,” said Lakshmi Mandyam, Director, Server Systems and Ecosystems, ARM. “Allinea’s Forge development tool suite offers the full debugging and profiling capabilities that are necessary for efficient and successful deployments of ARM-based server applications. We look forward to seeing the optimized HPC applications that our ecosystem partners will be able to create using Allinea Forge.”

Allinea Forge is widely used in industries such as energy and engineering and in government and academic research to increase application performance and to debug complex software bugs in compute-intensive software. 

”The availability of Allinea’s tools enables the technical computing and data science domains to effectively optimize applications and achieve leading performance on systems based on Cavium's  single socket 48-core and  dual-socket 96-core ThunderX™ designs,“ said Larry Wikelius, Director Thunder Ecosystems and Partner Enablement at Cavium (NASDAQ: CAVM). “Allinea is a key partner in our comprehensive High Performance Computing software ecosystem.  This announcement adds even more momentum to the development partners and end users that are deploying ThunderX in large-scale high performance cluster applications. ”

David Lecomber, CEO of Allinea Software added “Allinea Forge is ready to help with application migration – from debugging to profiling.  The tool suite for ARMv8-A will provide the same user experience and capabilities that are familiar to x86_64 developers.  The low-overhead instrumentation-free performance profiling capability will pinpoint optimization potential. Exposing I/O, communication, synchronization, threads and processor usage enables them to make the specific optimizations required to achieve higher throughput and performance in their applications.”

Access to the Allinea Forge ARM 64-bit development preview is available upon registering at www.allinea.com/arm64



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