September 9, 2003. Warwick, UK - Streamline Computing, the parallel
debugging specialists, today announced support for the SGI® Altix 3000
family of servers and superclusters in Distributed Debugging Tool (DDT)
DDT version 1.4, is the most powerful, and most cost-effective,
graphical debugger for developers of parallel applications - in C, C++
and FORTRAN. "DDT is the most effective tool of its kind available
today," comments Dr. David Lecomber, Software Director for Streamline
Computing, "it gives developers the support they need to deliver
projects on time and on budget."
From oil exploration and oceanographic modeling to aircraft design and
financial simulations, developers are benefiting from the capabilities
of DDT. Unrivalled data visualization and navigation, source code
highlighting and grouped process control help users to meet the
challenges of the problem sizes and the numbers of processors that
clusters are reaching today.
SGI Altix 3000 systems combine SGI's supercomputing architecture with
Intel® Itanium® 2 processors and the Linux® operating system, shattering
scalability and performance records. The Altix 3000 provides for fast
development time and unprecedented scalability using shared-memory
programming with OpenMP, while also producing excellent benchmark
results for distributed-memory programming codes based on MPI.
Streamline Computing has worked closely with SGI in recent months. As a
result of the collaboration, DDT now integrates seamlessly with the SGI®
Message Passing Toolkit. Starting and debugging scalable code could not
be easier on the Altix 3000 platform.
"SGI's Altix customers require a comprehensive debugger ideal for
parallel code and large data sets. DDT, with its complex parallel
debugging capabilities combined with support for OpenMP and MPI
standards, is ideal for SGI software partners and customers because it
will enable them to better understand MPI codes and help find the bugs
that are common when porting to 64-bit architectures quickly and
efficiently," said Anneke Dempsey, Senior Director Global Alliances, SGI.
Streamline Computing was founded in 2000 by computer scientists from the
universities of Oxford and Warwick in response to a demand for
professional high-performance clusters, software and expertise in the
UK. With backgrounds in parallel and high performance computing,
Streamline's experts have unrivalled insight into the hardware and
software of cluster and grid computing.
Streamline has installed some of the largest clusters in Europe and
develops software tools to simplify cluster programming and use. DDT,
the parallel debugger, was released at SC-2002 and is Streamline's first
product in a series aimed to revolutionize parallel computing.
For more information contact sales@streamline-computing, call +44
(0)1926 623130 or visit (www.streamline-computing.com