Intel® Cluster Studio XE 2013

High Performance MPI Hybrid Cluster Development

  • High Performance Comprehensive Cluster Development Tools for HPC
  • Scale Development Efforts with Standards Driven Compilers, Programming Models and Tools
  • Supports the Latest Multicore and Manycore Based Systems

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Intel® Xeon Phi™ Starter Kit

High Performance MPI Hybrid Cluster Development Suite to Scale Forward & Scale Faster

Intel® Cluster Studio XE
Intel® Cluster Studio XE 2013 SP1 Supports Shared, Distributed
and Hybrid Memory Applications

  • Scale Performance
    • Industry Leading Low Latency MPI Library
    • High Performance C++ and Fortran Compilers
    • Native Profiling and Tuning of MPI Applications Now Includes Node Level Analysis
  • Scale Forward
    • Scale Up To 120K MPI Processes
    • High Performance Advanced Parallel Programming Models For Multicore & Many-core Architectures
  • Scale Efficiently
    • Rapid Performance Profiling for Identification of Application Hotspots
    • Threading and Memory Debugging Finds Errors and Static Misses at Every Node
    • Innovative Threading Assistant Analyzes and Identifies Areas of Code for Parallelization

Integrated Tool Suite for HPC Development
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Integrated Tool Suite for HPC Development

Superior shared, distributed, or hybrid application performance through industry leading Intel compilers, parallel models and libraries with advanced performance optimizations for today’s multicore and tomorrow’s many-core processors in HPC clusters.

Industry Leading MPI Library
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Industry Leading MPI Library
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Industry Leading MPI Library

Intel® MPI Library 4.1 Update 1 provides levels of performance, scalability and flexibility for applications that execute on clusters of Intel® platforms.

  • Scaling Up To 120K Processes
  • High Performance Low Latency
  • Interconnect Independence
  • Runtime Fabric Selection
  • Application and Cluster Tuning Capability
    • Select the most optimal Intel® MPI Library settings for your cluster configuration
  • Multirail InfiniBand Support
    • Utilize multiple networking ports simultaneously
    • Berkeley Labs Checkpoint Restart (BLCR) Support

Additional information: https://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-mpi-library/

MPI Communications Profiling and Analysis
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MPI Communications Profiling and Analysis

Intel Trace Analyzer and Collector is a powerful tool for understanding MPI application correctness and behavior.

  • Visualize and understand parallel applications behavior
  • Evaluate profiling statistics and load balancing
  • Analyze performance of subroutines or code blocks
  • Decrease time to workload

Additional information: https://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-trace-analyzer/

High Performance C/C++, Fortran Compilers & Libraries
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High Performance C, C++ and Fortran Compilers & Libraries

Intel® C, C++ and Fortran compilers have built-in optimization technologies and multithreading support that help create code that runs best on the latest Intel® multicore and many-core architectures.

  • Multicore and Many-core Optimizations
  • Support for distributed memory CAF (Co-Array Fortran)
  • Advanced optimization, multithreading, and processor support
  • Support for hybrid models of parallelism with MPI and threading models like OpenMP*, Intel® Cilk™ Plus, and Intel TBB methods to boost application performance on clusters
  • Industry-leading Intel® MKL and Intel® IPP include a wealth of routines to improve performance and cut development time.

Additional information: https://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-composer-xe/

Correctness Analysis & Profiling Tools
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Quickly locate code taking a lot of CPU time

Correctness Analysis & Profiling Tools
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See the results on your source

Correctness Analysis & Profiling Tools

Use the Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector for MPI communications and correctness analysis. For shared and hybrid application analysis: Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE 2013 and Intel® Inspector XE 2013.

  • Visualize and understand MPI communications behavior for hotspots and workload balance
  • Identify hotspots to quickly find, and provide greater insights into, multicore and many-core performance bottlenecks. Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE 2013 is MPI enabled on every node of the cluster
  • Static and dynamic code analysis with threading and memory debugging with Intel® Inspector XE 2013 is MPI enabled on every node of the cluster
  • Detect deadlocks, data corruption, and errors in your MPI code (including MPI data types, buffers, communicators, point-to-point messages, and collective operations)

Additional information: https://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-inspector-xe/
https://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-vtune-amplifier-xe/
https://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-trace-analyzer/

Innovative Threading Assistant for Linux and Windows
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Threading Prototyping Tool for Architects

Intel® Advisor XE is a threading prototyping tool for C/C++, C#, and Fortran architects. Design in scalability. Design out data sharing issues. It finds regions with the greatest performance potential from parallelism and identifies critical synchronization issues.

  • Evaluate alternatives before investing in implementation.
  • Estimate the speed-up.
  • Identify correctness issues.
  • Select the options with the best return on investment.

Additional information: https://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-advisor-xe/

FeatureBenefit
Increased MPI Performance & Scalability

New connection manager and auto-selection methods increase scalability over RDMA-based interconnects. Improved support for NUMA applications and addition of advanced process pinning controls allow development and deployment for continued capacity growth of HPC systems. The highly scalable Hydra Process Manager is now available for Windows*-based clusters enabling better performance over low-latency RDMA devices.

Updated User Interface & Extended Profiling Support

Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector now features an updated and improved user interface adding new toolbars, icons, and dialogs for more streamlined analysis flow. Expanded instrumentation support allows greater interoperability for standard profiling interfaces.

Latest Processor Support
Haswell, Ivy Bridge, and Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors

Intel consistently offers the first set of tools to take advantage of the latest performance enhancements in the newest Intel product, while preserving compatibility with older Intel and compatible processors. New support includes AVX2, TSX, FMA3 and AVX-512.

New OpenMP 4.0 Support

The compiler and analysis tools now support the key features of OpenMP 4.0, including offloading and SIMD extensions.

Conditional Numerical Reproducibility

Expanded conditional numerical reproducibility support in the Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL), offering reproducible results on similar platforms that can include today and tomorrow’s architectures.

Fortran and C++ Standards Support

Intel® Fortran Compiler extensively supports the F2003 standard and many parts of the 2008 standard, including co-arrays. Intel demonstrates its commitment to the C++11 standard with additional support in this release.

Additional Debugger Support

Developers can use the GNU Project Debugger* (GDB*) on Linux and the Intel® Debugger Extension to GDB to help debug applications for Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors.

Improved Thread Prototyping Tool, Intel® Advisor XE

Intel® Advisor XE is now easier to learn with new training and an improved assistance window. Pause/resume saves time by eliminating analysis of low risk code.

Multiple OS support, Latest IDEs

Intel tools support the latest Linux distributions and Windows operating systems and compatible with other software development tools. See the System Requirements for details on each tool.

Integrated Tool Suite for HPC Development
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Integrated Tool Suite for HPC Development

Superior shared, distributed, or hybrid application performance through industry leading Intel compilers, parallel models and libraries with advanced performance optimizations for today’s multicore and tomorrow’s many-core processors in HPC clusters.

Industry Leading MPI Library
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Industry Leading MPI Library
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Industry Leading MPI Library

Intel® MPI Library 4.1 Update 1 provides levels of performance, scalability and flexibility for applications that execute on clusters of Intel® platforms.

  • Scaling Up To 120K Processes
  • High Performance Low Latency
  • Interconnect Independence
  • Runtime Fabric Selection
  • Application and Cluster Tuning Capability
    • Select the most optimal Intel® MPI Library settings for your cluster configuration
  • Multirail InfiniBand Support
    • Utilize multiple networking ports simultaneously
    • Berkeley Labs Checkpoint Restart (BLCR) Support

Additional information: http://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-mpi-library/

MPI Communications Profiling and Analysis
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MPI Communications Profiling and Analysis

Intel Trace Analyzer and Collector is a powerful tool for understanding MPI application correctness and behavior.

  • Visualize and understand parallel applications behavior
  • Evaluate profiling statistics and load balancing
  • Analyze performance of subroutines or code blocks
  • Decrease time to workload

Additional information: http://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-trace-analyzer

High Performance C/C++, Fortran Compilers & Libraries
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High Performance C, C++ and Fortran Compilers & Libraries

Intel® C, C++ and Fortran compilers have built-in optimization technologies and multithreading support that help create code that runs best on the latest Intel® multicore and many-core architectures.

  • Multicore and Many-core Optimizations
  • Support for distributed memory CAF (Co-Array Fortran)
  • Advanced optimization, multithreading, and processor support
  • Support for hybrid models of parallelism with MPI and threading models like OpenMP*, Intel® Cilk™ Plus, and Intel TBB methods to boost application performance on clusters
  • Industry-leading Intel® MKL and Intel® IPP include a wealth of routines to improve performance and cut development time.

Additional information: http://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-composer-xe/

Correctness Analysis & Profiling Tools
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Quickly locate code taking a lot of CPU time

Correctness Analysis & Profiling Tools
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See the results on your source

Correctness Analysis & Profiling Tools

Use the Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector for MPI communications and correctness analysis. For shared and hybrid application analysis: Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE 2013 and Intel® Inspector XE 2013.

  • Visualize and understand MPI communications behavior for hotspots and workload balance
  • Identify hotspots to quickly find, and provide greater insights into, multicore and many-core performance bottlenecks. Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE 2013 is MPI enabled on every node of the cluster
  • Static and dynamic code analysis with threading and memory debugging with Intel® Inspector XE 2013 is MPI enabled on every node of the cluster
  • Detect deadlocks, data corruption, and errors in your MPI code (including MPI data types, buffers, communicators, point-to-point messages, and collective operations)

Additional information: http://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-inspector-xe/
http://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-vtune-amplifier-xe/
http://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-trace-analyzer/

Innovative Threading Assistant for Linux and Windows
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Threading Prototyping Tool for Architects

Intel® Advisor XE is a threading prototyping tool for C/C++, C#, and Fortran architects. Design in scalability. Design out data sharing issues. It finds regions with the greatest performance potential from parallelism and identifies critical synchronization issues.

  • Evaluate alternatives before investing in implementation.
  • Estimate the speed-up.
  • Identify correctness issues.
  • Select the options with the best return on investment.

Additional information: http://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-advisor-xe/

Intel Cluster Studio XE 2013 meets the challenges facing HPC developers by providing, for the first time, a comprehensive suite of tools that enables developers to boost HPC application performance and reliability. It combines Intel’s proven cluster tools with Intel’s advanced threading/memory correctness analysis and performance profiling tools to enable scaling application development for today’s and tomorrow’s HPC cluster systems.

Scale Performance

Superior shared, distributed, or hybrid application performance through industry leading Intel compilers, parallel models and libraries with advanced performance optimizations for today’s multicore and tomorrow’s many-core processors in HPC clusters.

  • MPI Latency - Intel® MPI Library 4.1 Update 1 is up to X as fast as alternative MPI libraries
  • Compiler Performance –Industry leading Intel C, C++ & Fortran compilers
  • Profiling & Tuning – In addition to native MPI profiling using the Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector, Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE 2013 is now MPI enabled for every node

Scale Forward

Intel Cluster Studio XE 2013 provides the tools, programming models, and performance libraries that enable developers to develop code that scales on Intel® Xeon® Processors today while easily extending to the Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors built with the Intel® Many Integrated Core (Intel® MIC) architecture.

  • MPI Capacity – Intel® MPI Library scales beyond 120k processes
  • Parallel Programming Models – Commercially supported Intel versions of open source Intel® Threading Building Blocks and Intel® Cilk™ Plus for threading parallelism

Scale Efficiency

The impact of budget and schedule pressure makes it crucial to have the right tools and programming models to rapidly develop and deploy reliable HPC applications. Intel Cluster Studio XE delivers powerful threading and correctness tools for hybrid applications development and parallel programming models that are simple to adopt.

  • Thread & Memory Debugging – Intel® Inspector XE 2013 is MPI enabled for every node
  • MPI Correctness– Increased productivity in finding MPI errors
  • Rapid Performance Profiling – Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE 2013 can identify hotspots 10x faster*
  • Parallel Programming Models – Parallelize code using three keywords with Intel® Cilk™ Plus
  • Threading Prototyping Tool for Architects – Intel® Advisor XE 2013 analyses C/C++, C# and Fortran code to identifies regions for parallelization potential to improve performance on shared memory code.

Use the links below for training on each component:


Intel® Cluster Studio XE training:

Below are videos about improving MPI cluster performance.

Review these resources to learn how to use Intel® Cluster Studio XE. Be sure to go to the Intel® Learning Lab Portal for a complete offering of videos, whitepapers, and other resources to learn how to take advantage of this product.

  • Profiling MPI Communications - Tips and Techniques for High Performance
  • Increase Cluster MPI Application Performance with a "MPI Tune" Up
  • Message Passing Interface (MPI) on Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor
  • Live demonstration showing programming techniques for Intel® Xeon Phi Coprocessor
  • Identify MPI Bottlenecks
  • Flexible MPI Analysis with Intel® Trace Analyzer Event Timeline
  • Quickly discover performance issues with the Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector 9.0 Beta

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