updated 05:05 pm EDT, Tue June 7, 2005
HPC SDK for Tiger
Absoft today announced a new (HPC SDK) for Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger." The HPC SDK is optimized for Power Mac G5 clusters running Apple's 64-bit Tiger OS. Developers can compile, run, debug, and optimize high-performance applications. The Basic Edition for Tiger includes Fortran 95 and C/C++ compilers from Absoft, the Fx2 Fortran/C/C++ debugger, numerical libraries, and other supporting development tools. A Technology Preview of FxP, Absoft's new parallel debugger for MPI environments is also included with the SDKs for Mac OS X. The HPC SDK Basic Edition will ship by the end of the month.
Other HPC SDK components include Absoft's Common Installer for quick and easy installation, the Absoft Modules environment for 32-bit and 64-bit software control, Absoft's Common License Manager, pre-built MPICH2, LAM/MPI, and ScaLAPACK libraries, the IMSL Fortran Numerical Libraries from Visual Numerics, the VAST vectorization and parallelization pre-processors, and 12 months free technical support.
"This new HPC SDK for Tiger was developed in response to the many requests we have received from customers who want to build and exercise Power Mac G5 clusters. Customers regularly ask for a software development solution that is easy to install, complete, powerful and flexible," said Wood Lotz, president of Absoft. "Many of our customers are scientists and engineers, not full-time programmers. They want and deserve a solution which is pre-configured and allows them to begin code development immediately. The HPC SDK provides all this and more. The tools, integration, and modules environment add value and functionality well beyond the standard components on their own, and the prices yield excellent value to customers. We are very excited to offer this new HPC SDK which fully exploits the excellent power and value of the Power Mac G5."
The included FxP parallel debugger technology preview is derived from Absoft's Fx2 scalar debugger compatible with most major Fortran and C/C++ compilers.
The HPC SDK Basic Edition for OS X 10.4 "Tiger" will be available in the second quarter of 2005. For beta and early adopter program participation, users can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.