Tuesday Mar 17, 2009

Sun Studio Express 3/09 Released

Sun Studio Express 3/09, the official build used for the Sun Studio 12 Update 1 Early Access Program, is now available. Listen to the podcast to learn more about this release. Download Sun Studio Express 3/09 today!

DLight Tutorial

DLight offers a variety of instrumentation that takes advantage of the Dynamic Tracing (DTrace) debugging and performance analysis functionality in the Solaris operating system. It is available in the Sun Studio IDE in Sun Studio Express 3/09. Read this tutorial and find out more.

Monday Mar 16, 2009

Sun at 2009 Multicore Expo

Join Sun's Ikroop Dhillon, at her session on Tuesday, March 17 at the 2009 Multicore Expo as she discusses application development for multicore architectures. The 2009 Multicore Expo is being held in Santa Clara, CA from March 16-19. See schedule.

Thursday Mar 12, 2009

Automatic DTrace Probe Insertion in Fortran

DTrace is a powerful, dynamic tracing facility that was introduced in the Solaris 10 operating environment. This article describes a new feature of the Sun Studio 12 Fortran compiler--automatic insertion of DTrace static probes in optimized code. Get the details and try out the Fortran -dtrace option.

Video: Introduction to Sun Studio

Sun Studio software provides a set of C, C++, and Fortran compilers and tools for Solaris, OpenSolaris, and Linux and includes code and memory debuggers and performance and thread analysis tools. The entire toolchain is fully integrated into a NetBeans-based IDE. Watch this video and download Sun Studio.

Thursday Mar 05, 2009

Profiling MPI Applications

This article details the profiling of Message Passing Interface (MPI) applications with the Sun Studio Performance Tools. Get an overview of MPI performance data and learn how to compile and launch your application for performance profiling.

Webinar: Mastering Your Multicore System Using Sun Studio

Multi-threaded development, debugging, and profiling provide challenges in software quality and developer productivity. In this webinar, learn how Sun Studio compilers and tools can simplify these challenges and allow you to fully unlock the potential in multicore architecture.

Friday Feb 20, 2009

Sun Studio Webinar: Maximizing Application Performance

To increase performance and assure scalability in your applications you need compilers that optimize your code and profiling tools that identify bottlenecks, hot spots, and memory access issues. In this webinar, learn how the Sun Studio Thread Analyzer, Performance Analyzer, and D-Light can help you tune your application for maximum performance.

OpenMP Overview

Sun Microsystems' Ruud van der Pas recently gave an overview of OpenMP at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Check out the video and slides.

Friday Feb 13, 2009

Webcast: Sun Studio and Sun HPC ClusterTools

Sun Studio compilers and tools and Sun HPC ClusterTools allow you to create high-performance parallel applications for OpenSolaris, Solaris, and Linux. Sun Studio Express 11/08 includes MPI performance analysis capabilities and full OpenMP 3.0 compiler support. Learn about all this and the latest in Sun HPC ClusterTools 8.1 in this webcast.

2009 Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE)

Join Sun's Kuldip Oberoi at the Metrics for Success: Performance Analysis 101 session as he discusses methodologies for improving application performance. SCALE 7x will be held in Los Angeles, CA, February 20-22. See the conference schedule.

Friday Feb 06, 2009

Video: Sun Studio and Parallel Computing

In this video, Yuan Lin, Compiler Tools Engineer with the Sun Developer Tools Group, tells how Sun Studio makes parallel programming easier, and works especially well on AMD platforms.

Video: Profiling and Optimizing Your Application

Darryl Gove, Performance Analyst for the Sun Studio Compiler Group, offers basic tips for profiling and optimizing your application, including using compiler optimization flags for best performance on AMD systems. Watch this video.

Monday Jan 26, 2009

Translating gcc/g++/gfortran Options to Sun Studio Compiler Options

In this article, learn how to translate frequently used gnu compiler options to Sun Studio compiler options.

Video: Compiler Optimization

In this video, Fu-Hwa Wang, Performance Engineering Project Manager with the Sun Studio Compiler Group, discusses the charter of his team, why compiler optimization is important, and how his team works with AMD to build optimizations into its compiler.

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