Englewood, Colorado, USA — December 13, 2012 — Amdahl Software, a leading supplier of multi-core software development and productivity tools, today announced it is a new member in the ARM Connected Community, the industry’s largest ecosystem of ARM technology-based products and services. As part of the ARM Connected Community, Amdahl Software will gain access to a full range of resources to help it market and deploy innovative solutions that will enable developers to get their ARM Powered® products to market faster.
“ARM has long been a technology leader, balancing performance and power consumption in the creation of semiconductor IP and system components. Amdahl Software augments the benefits of ARM multi-core platforms by simplifying and automating software development,” said Kurt Prunty, co-founder of Amdahl Software. “Historically, utilizing GPUs, system accelerators or even multiple CPU’s when writing application software has proven complex, time consuming, and prone to error. Amdahl Software tools automate, abstract and simplify multi-core software development, making parallel programming accessible to everyone.”
Advanced platforms built around ARM IP are no longer CPU centric. Instead, they are multi-core systems built from multiple CPU’s, Mali GPGPUs, and intelligent memory management and system caches. These computational components coalesce into high-performance, low-power systems. Hardware is an important performance aspect, but to obtain the lowest power and highest performance, software must efficiently utilize the available compute resources in the platform. OpenCL CodeBench from Amdahl Software enables this. It takes the complexity out of multi-core software development, simplifying and streamlining OpenCL code development. OpenCL CodeBench, available today, works as an Eclipse plug-in, seamlessly integrating with the ARM CPU and GPU tool chains. It automates OpenCL code creation through Wizards or XML entry and advanced editing tools. In Q1 2013, to further assist software developers, Amdahl Software will introduce Parallel Xtractor, a tool that will auto-parallelize and transform sequential C and C++ code, enabling legacy code to be ported to advanced multi-core systems.
The ARM Connected Community is a global network of companies aligned to provide a complete solution, from design to manufacture and end use, for products based on the ARM architecture. ARM offers a variety of resources to Community members, including promotional programs and peer-networking opportunities that enable a variety of ARM Partners to come together to provide end-to-end customer solutions. Visitors to the ARM Connected Community have the ability to contact members directly through the website.
“The Connected Community is all about companies working together to provide the most complete solutions in the shortest possible time. By joining the Community, which now comprises more than 950 companies, Amdahl Software increases the large portfolio of skills, products and services that are centered around the ARM architecture, and currently available to developers worldwide,” said Lori Kate Smith, Sr. Manager Community Programs for ARM.
For more information about the ARM Connected Community, please visit www.arm.com/community.
“Amdahl Software was founded in Colorado in early 2012 by a dedicated team of software and semiconductor industry veterans. The Amdahl Software mission is to provide software productivity tools that enable programmers to work at a higher level of abstraction, and by doing so, simplify the multi-core development process. www.amdahlsoftware.com
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