Rogue Wave Announces Support for the Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor in Key Products

Boulder, CO10/16/2012

Rogue Wave’s Industry-leading Development Products to Help Parallelize Applications for Xeon Phi Coprocessor Users

Rogue Wave Software, the largest independent provider of cross-platform software development tools and embedded components for the next generation of HPC applications, is announcing its product portfolio supporting the Intel® Xeon® Phi™ coprocessor. The Intel Xeon Phi product family, based on Intel® Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture, is a major advancement in performance and compatibility. Designed for highly-parallel workloads, the Intel Xeon Phi will scale to over 50 Intel Architecture cores. With these advancements in hardware, it is particularly crucial for developers to have a full spectrum of development tools and components to help parallelize applications. Rogue Wave’s strategic product lines will offer Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor support including SourcePro® C++, IMSL® Numerical Libraries, TotalView® debugger, and the ThreadSpotter™ cache memory optimizer.

“Rogue Wave’s rich set of development tools and libraries, which will now also include support for the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor, bring valuable capabilities to software developers,” said Bill Savage, vice president and general manager of the Intel Developer Products Division. “Rogue Wave is a great demonstration of how Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors can help tool vendors port more quickly and add more features.”

Developers of applications for the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor will have Rogue Wave tools and components available to improve productivity. Rogue Wave’s libraries, SourcePro and the IMSL C Numerical Library, have already been through preliminary testing on the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor. IMSL and SourcePro’s support of the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor are scheduled for upcoming releases. Having identified the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor as a compelling architecture for ThreadSpotter’s cache modeling technology, Rogue Wave is actively researching the mathematical models required for the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor and is planning to support it.

Rogue Wave’s TotalView will offer early-access support for the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor in its upcoming release giving developers the ability to view, control, and debug codes running on both the host processor and the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor. In order to help developers harness the power of the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor and to enable computations on both the host and on the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor, TotalView will support host side applications using the Intel offload directives (LEO). Developers will also be able to debug applications running natively on the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor. In addition, users will be able to debug scalable MPI applications that are launched from the host environment, but run as native on one or more Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors on a server or across the nodes of an enabled cluster.

“It is crucial to have development tools in the early adoption cycle in order to quickly and efficiently deploy the most powerful and next-generation hardware,” stated Richard Loft, the Director of Technology Development in the Computational and Information Sciences Laboratory at NCAR. “We are interested in the scientific possibilities that TotalView on the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor may be able to offer.” NCAR will be deploying the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors in Cheyenne and will use TotalView to debug code on Yellowstone, Geyser, Caldera, as well as the new coprocessors.

“As part of our commitment to providing the high performance computing (HPC) market with software tools and components for the most advanced hardware, Rogue Wave has invested significant R&D resources to include Intel’s Xeon Phi coprocessor support in our strategic software development products,” stated Scott Lasica, VP of Products & Alliances at Rogue Wave. “Thanks to our close relationship with Intel and participation in the early testing program, Rogue Wave has been able to quickly advance our portfolio of products to support the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor, which will give developers the tools and components they need to fully leverage its computational power in their applications.”

The Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor targets HPC and enterprise segments such as oil exploration, scientific research, financial analyses, and climate simulation, among many others.

Rogue Wave Software will have a working demo of TotalView on the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor at SC12 in the Rogue Wave booth #3418 and a theater presentation at the Intel booth #2601.

AboutRogue Wave Software

About Rogue Wave Software

Rogue Wave provides software development tools for mission-critical applications. Our trusted solutions address the growing complexity of building great software and accelerate the value gained from code across the enterprise. Rogue Wave’s portfolio of complementary, cross-platform tools helps developers quickly build applications for strategic software initiatives. With Rogue Wave, customers improve software quality and ensure code integrity, while shortening development cycle times.