Acumem was formed in 2006 to bring to market the innovation developed by Professor Erik Hagersten and his research team at Uppsala University.  Its product, ThreadSpotter helps eliminate performance issues by analyzing memory bandwidth and latency, data locality, and thread communications/interaction, to pinpoint performance issues.

Unlike traditional profilers that gather data but provide little analysis, Acumem provides specific guidance on performance issues by identifying them, estimating each issue’s importance (and rank ordering them), and guiding the developer to the location in the source code where the issues are located. This enables performance experts to be more productive, while also allowing non-experts to optimize the performance of their code, an exceptionally difficult aspect of parallel development.

Acumem was acquired by Rogue Wave in 2010.