Thursday Dec 31, 2009

Re-Blog: Sun's Promise of Compatibility

Malcolm Kavalsky blogs about one of the advantages of using Sun's operating systems and compilers, namely, the promise of backward compatibility for native (C/C++) applications and libraries.

p.s. Happy New Year to us all!

Tuesday Nov 17, 2009

C and Fortran Development and Deployment Tools for Solaris 8, 9, and 10 Releases

Find out about developing, maintaining, and supporting a C or Fortran software product on the Solaris 8, 9, and 10 releases simultaneously, on one machine. (This tech tip was reprinted from the BigAdmin newsletter.)

Tuesday Oct 20, 2009

Sun Studio Blogging Contest Winner

In his blog entry, Sandeep Koranne, one of our contest winners, describes how Sun Studio 12 compilers are used to engineer a complex, innovative discrete geometry algorithmic application.

Friday Oct 16, 2009

HPC Profiling with the Sun Studio Performance Tools

Sun Microsystems' Marty Itzkowitz and Yukon Maruyama describe how to use the Sun Studio Performance Tools to understand the performance issues in single-threaded, multi-threaded, OpenMP, and MPI applications, and the techniques used to profile them. This paper was originally presented at the Third Parallel Tools Workshop held in Dresden, Germany in September.

Friday Oct 09, 2009

Join Us at Oracle OpenWorld 2009

Meet key Sun Studio engineers in our booth in the Exhibition Hall and learn about the latest innovations in Sun Studio software. Hope to see you there!

Monday Sep 28, 2009

Tutorial: DTrace by Example

This tutorial uses DTrace, a powerful diagnostic tool introduced in the Solaris 10 OS, to analyze several applications and shows how its use can improve performance.

Friday Sep 18, 2009

Video Tutorials: An Introduction to Parallel Computing

Ruud van der Pas discusses tuning for performance using Sun Studio tools, and the challenges brought on by today's new chip architectures in this seven-part video series.

Thursday Sep 17, 2009

Now Available - Sun Studio 12 Update 1 Multi-Language Release

The Sun Studio 12 Update 1 release is now available for download in Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and English.

Monday Aug 10, 2009

Enter the Sun Studio Blogging Contest Now

Blog about Sun Studio software for a chance to win $500. Hurry, the contest ends August 14.

HPC Software Workshop 2009 and Advanced Seminars

Join us at the conference September 7-10 in Regensburg, Germany. There will be an HPC Parallel Programming Seminar and many sessions in the Developer Tools track to help you learn more about developing and deploying HPC applications.

Tuesday Jun 23, 2009

Sun Studio 12 Update 1 - Now Available!

This latest production release includes improved binary application performance, full OpenMP 3.0 support, profiling of distributed MPI applications, unified application and system profiling using Solaris DTrace technology (DLight), a new standalone graphical debugger (dbxTool) and much more! Download your free, unrestricted copy today.

Thursday Apr 23, 2009

OpenMP Source Code Examples Now Available

41 source code examples from the book, Using OpenMP, are now available as one free download. Each source file constitutes a full working program. Try them out and then discuss in the forum.

Memory Profiling With MPI Analyzer

This note shows an example of how to distinguish between heavy-user program memory allocation versus memory allocations within the MPI implementation due to resource congestion.

Wednesday Apr 08, 2009

Managing Boot Environments With OpenSolaris Package Manager

In this article, learn how to manipulate BEs for convenience and transparency; update software in a BE; clone, create, or delete BEs; and set a BE as default.

Friday Apr 03, 2009

Now Available: The Developer's Edge

This book of selected blog posts and articles focuses on native language issues, improving performance, Solaris OS tools, and more. It is also available online.

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