Parallel Universe Magazine - Issue 16, November 2013

Submitted: November 01, 2013 Last updated: November 01, 2013
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  • Letter from the Editor: Performance Hits the Streets, by James Reinders
  • Introducing Intel® Cluster Studio XE 2013 SP1, by James Tullos
    Provides a quick reference to the newest features of this HPC software development tool suite. These include the latest improvements to the Intel® MPI Library and the Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector to help distributed memory programs run faster and more effectively.
  • Full throttle: OpenMP* 4.0, by Michael Klemm and Christian Terboven
    OpenMP takes a quantum leap with new features supporting OpenMP tasks, SIMD instructions, and the effective integration of application code, third-party libraries, and hardware to achieve a highly efficient solution.
  • Profiling MPI Communications—Techniques for High Performance, by James Tullos
    Focuses on Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector (ITAC), a performance analysis tool which is part of Intel® Cluster Studio XE SP1. ITAC provides the ability to profile and analyze MPI applications to find areas for performance improvement.
  • Pexip Speeds Videoconferencing with Intel® Parallel Studio XE, by Stephen Blair-Chappell
    See how Pexip has been able to match, and even exceed, the performance of traditional conferencing systems— designing a cost-effective alternative with expanded processing capabilities.

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