Software Development Products Case Studies

(NEW) Parallelizing Oil and Gas Software with Intel® Software Development Tools

Schlumberger* increases performance for its PIPESIM* software by up to 10 times while streamlining the development process
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(NEW) Mentor Graphics Speeds Design Cycles with Intel® Software Tools

Thermal simulations get the performance boost for faster time to market
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(NEW) AWE’s HPC Research Applications Get Performance Boost with the Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor

As a cornerstone of nuclear deterrence and national defense in the United Kingdom, AWE is a center of scientific and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design, and production facilities in the world. Precision, performance, and reliability are mission critical capabilities for AWE in its high performance computing research and development.
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(NEW) Speed Threading Prototyping with Intel® Advisor XE

How are software product companies meeting the challenge of increasing data and the corresponding performance demands? Here, we'll look at one leading design software company whose products are used by design and engineering professionals. The amount of data in customer models that needs to be processed is steadily expanding. Though trying to use parallel computing to improve product performance, the company was struggling to identify areas where multithreading could produce visible gains at reasonable cost—and at the same time, make affected source code thread-safe.
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(NEW) Cutting-edge software and architecture advance product engineering innovation

Altair Speeds Complex Simulation and Workload Management with the Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor
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(NEW) Aerospace Supercomputing Demonstrates the Parallelism Advantage

High Resolution Flow Solver on Unstructured Meshes (HiFUN) Offers Extreme Scalable Performance
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Delivering High-Speed Supercomputer Services

Kyoto University builds a 1,202-socket cluster supercomputer to deliver advanced information services to research institutes throughout Japan using the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family.
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Mike Fricker from Epic Games Talks about Intel® VTune™ Amplifier

Mike Fricker, lead tool editor for Epic Games, responsible for Unreal Editor talks about use of Intel® VTune™ Amplifier. Mike describes how VTune Amplifier’s hotspot profiler has helped optimize the Unreal Editor. For more information on the Unreal Engine, see unrealengine.com.
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For more information on VTune Amplifier, see http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-vtune-amplifier-xe/.

HPC Study: Biophysicists and Mathematicians

Learn how a group of research scientists in Russia parallelized their applications using Intel® Parallel Advisor in response to the growing data from biological experiences and increasing complexity of simulation requirements.
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NEC Corporation's Superresolution program is powered by

Intel® Software Development Tools
Development of Superresolution Program to Run on x86 Server Fitted with Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor
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Flow Science Enables Faster, More Accurate Simulation with Intel® Software Development Tools

Delivering improved results even as customer data sets grow larger
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Altair and Intel Help Engineers to Analyze Complex Designs, Faster (Altair)

Sophisticated simulation software breaks through performance barriers
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USC Students Use Intel® Game Development Tools to Increase Game Performance

Boosting performance, higher frame rates, and a reduction in input lag.
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Intel® Parallel Studio XE Adopted as Development Platform for High-speed Renderer (Fixstars®)

As a developer of services that use multi-core processors, Fixstars® has selected Intel® Parallel Studio XE as the development platform for its lucille* high-speed renderer
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Virtual Population Growth

Driving Innovation in Crowd Simulation.
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From Overtime to Real Time (Geometrics)

Intel® Technology Helps Geomerics Remove Bakeware from the Runtime.
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A Very Good Kitty Indeed (Dreamworks)

DreamWorks Animation's Puss in Boots Uses Intel® Math Kernel Library to Help Create Dazzling Special Effects.
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Altair advances frontal crash simulation with help from Intel® Software Development products.

Creating a new standard in virtual crash testing.
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Nik Software Increases Rendering Speed of HDR by 1.3x

By optimizing its software for Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX), Nik Software used Intel® Parallel Studio XE to identify hotspots 10x faster, and enable end users to render high dynamic range (HDR) imagery 1.3x faster.
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ESI Group* Achieves Up to 450 Percent Faster Performance on Quad-Core Processors

By optimizing its noise and vibration simulation software for a quad-core Intel® Xeon® processor, ESI Group used Intel® Parallel Amplifier to identify hotspots, improving overall performance by more than 400 percent on certain problems when compared with the previous performance on a single-core processor.
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Massachusetts General Hospital* Achieves 20X Faster Colonoscopy Screening Processing Time

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) 3D Imaging Research*, working with Intel, Microsoft*, and Vectorform*, used Intel® Parallel Studio 2011 to optimize key image processing libraries, reducing the compute-intensive colon-screening processing time from 60 minutes to 3 minutes.
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SIMULIA turns to Intel® Parallel Studio to enable easier model construction and boost engineering efficiencies

SIMULIA's realistic simulation solutions are designed to deliver significant business value when applied as an integral part of overall design, engineering, and research processes, helping accelerate the delivery of innovative, high-quality products to market. Use of Intel Parallel Studio contributed to better engineering efficiency and effectiveness, which in turn led to improved customer satisfaction. SIMULIA has achieved realistic simulations, more accurate representations of real physics, easier model construction, and faster results.
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Envivio* Brings Video Encoding Innovation to Multicore with Intel® Parallel Studio

As the only company to offer convergence solutions supporting the "three screens" of video (TVs, PCs, and mobile phones), Envivio makes IP video a reality over any type of network and to any multimedia device from mobile to HD. Creating IP video convergence encoding solutions for telcos and broadcasters in an industry where performance expectations are high, the innovative Envivio knows the difference the right software tools can make. Faced with challenges encoding HD video on single core platforms, Intel® Parallel Studio parallelism tools for Windows* is a natural fit.
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Open CASCADE* Gives Customers Greater Performance with Intel® Parallel Studio

Open CASCADE develops solutions for integrating complex software simulation tools for its clients in the science and technical computing industry. High performance of applications is very important for Open CASCADE and its clients because of the complexity of the tasks under investigation. The flexibility of Intel® Parallel Studio, its advanced error checking and tuning capabilities, and its C++ development environment, make it a valuable addition to Open CASCADE's software tools.
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RADVISION* leverages Intel® Parallel Studio to dramatically accelerate the performance of IP-based applications on multicore platforms

RADVISION* is the industry's leading provider of products and technologies for unified visual communications over IP and 3G networks. Their award-winning SIP Toolkit (Session Initiation Protocol) is a powerful and highly versatile set of tools that dramatically accelerates development time of SIP applications. The SIP Toolkit provides developers the ability to implement any type of application, including clients, servers, testing tools, and more. RADVISION found a gap beyond the causes of IPCs and synchronizations, prompting an inspection of the code to see where it spends time and why. They used Intel® Parallel Studio along with Intel® VTune™ Performance Analyzer with Intel® Thread Profiler for Windows* and Intel® Thread Checker to get a clear view of which process was waiting and why. It also acquired detailed information regarding the time the code spent in various sections, down to the exact location that needed to be investigated. Integration with the Microsoft Visual Studio IDE* also had a positive impact on the code analysis.
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RWTH Aachen University* adopts Intel® Parallel Studio to help developers more quickly move forward with multicore applications

RWTH Aachen University, one of Germany's foremost technical universities, operates some of the largest high performance computing (HPC) clusters in Europe. Offering both compute and consultative resources to the greater European community of universities and research labs, Aachen's technical staff has become a hub for parallelism. Its Center for Computing and Communication helps ease this transition with consulting and hands-on assistance for clients that include mechanical engineers writing their own code and conducting detailed analysis. Aachen wanted to move clients from Linux* to Windows* to maximize the benefit of all the cluster processor cores. The university also wanted to help clients develop applications based on a proper parallelization strategy, while addressing the many complex issues related to porting and parallelization. Aachen used Intel Parallel Studio throughout the development life cycle, from runtime analysis and serial tuning, to finding hotspots, debugging, and correctness checking. With Intel Parallel Studio, the Visual Studio environment is extended to make it easier to develop parallel applications, even by those new to parallelism, providing the foundation for applications that can get the most performance on multicore platforms.
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