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SGI Announces Software Support For Intel(R) Xeon Phi(TM)

FREMONT, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SGI (Nasdaq:SGI), the trusted leader in technical computing, today announced the availability of SGI software tools that enable customers and software developers to get the most value from the Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor. Additionally, SGI is engaged in software development activities with third party software providers to build and test optimized applications that take advantage of the new coprocessor technology. By combining the power of Intel Xeon Phi, which offers over one teraflop double-precision performance per coprocessor 1 with SGI's leading server platforms, customers can now take advantage of dramatic performance improvements for parallel workloads in an x86 programming model.

SGI UPC (Unified Parallel C) compiler, the first UPC compiler for Intel Xeon Phi, supports MPSS, the coprocessor software stack. It enables PGAS programming on SGI servers running Intel Xeon Phi. SGI UPC supports applications in native and offload modes. SGI MPInside, an advanced profiling and performance analysis tool that helps developers find bottlenecks in MPI code, now also runs on Intel Xeon Phi. SGI MPInside provides developers key capabilities to improve MPI application performance enabling "what-if" studies to project how code will perform on future architectures.

SGI is working with its large ecosystem of customers and ISV partners to optimize existing software applications to take advantage of the performance improvements provided by Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. ISVs such as ESI Group (OpenFOAM), Multipath (FMSlib) and key customers such as the Irish Center for High End Computing (ICHEC) and others have joined with SGI and Intel to take full advantage of the new coprocessor capabilities.

"The Intel Xeon Phi platform has proven to be the most productive many-core environment that I have worked with. During our last collaborative project with SGI on this platform, a researcher's application was successfully ported in just a few hours using standard OpenMP directives and achieved over 99.9% parallel efficiency," said Gilles Civario, senior software architect, Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC). "One of the key features of the Intel Xeon Phi is its ease of use, making many-core processing accessible to users who would otherwise avoid such technology. As a national HPC service provider, this is also a very important aspect of Intel's latest technology."

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