Feeds

PeakStream puts apps development on Windows

HPC on a PC

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

High Performance Computing (HPC) may for many developers reside at the far distant end of their everyday event horizon, but both the hardware and software technologies involved continue to creep into the mainstream of information processing.

For the everyday developer, however, getting to grips with exploiting that software technology can mean an obligation to learn several new skills. Wouldn't it be nicer if there was a development environment that was familiar, for example something that ran on Windows and a PC?

That looks like becoming the trend if HPC applications provider, PeakStream, has any say in things. Aware that the move towards multi-core x86-based processors is now central to most HPC systems, and also at the heart of most new PC workstations, the company has decided to exploit the commonality by producing an applications development workstation suite that runs on Windows.

This combines a set of Math libraries in C/C++ with an optimising runtime and a set of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 tool extensions. The company reckons this is the first commercial grade Windows-based application platform to offer a high-level API.

One of its advantages is that it can insulate code from low-level hardware, which means that developed code can be ported to future hardware platforms without recoding. To date, most HPC applications development tools have been geared to specific hardware implementations or interfaces, so PeakStream is hoping to gain traction with developers because code developed on the workstation can scale across emerging multi-core processors and future highly parallel systems.

A beta of the workstation is available here

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan
'Veteran Unix Admins' fear desktop emphasis is betraying open source
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
Redmond top man Satya Nadella: 'Microsoft LOVES Linux'
Open-source 'love' fairly runneth over at cloud event
Google+ goes TITSUP. But WHO knew? How long? Anyone ... Hello ...
Wobbly Gmail, Contacts, Calendar on the other hand ...
Chrome 38's new HTML tag support makes fatties FIT and SKINNIER
First browser to protect networks' bandwith using official spec
Admins! Never mind POODLE, there're NEW OpenSSL bugs to splat
Four new patches for open-source crypto libraries
Torvalds CONFESSES: 'I'm pretty good at alienating devs'
Admits to 'a metric ****load' of mistakes during work with Linux collaborators
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.