Oracle Solaris Studio Latest News Archive - 2009



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November 10, 2009
Sun Studio Blogging Contest Winner Ankur Saxena, one of our contest winners, lists his top five reasons for using Sun Studio 12.

November 10, 2009
Sun Studio at SC09 SC09, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, is November 14-20 in Portland, OR. Drop by the Sun booth to meet key engineers and learn about the latest innovations in Sun Studio software.

October 27, 2009
Sun Studio Blogging Contest Winner One of our contest winners, Pete Eby, took Sun Studio 12 for a test drive on both Solaris 10 and Linux platforms. Read about his experience in his winning blog entry.

October 27, 2009
Sun Studio 12 Update 1 on Oracle Enterprise Linux Sun Studio 12 Update 1 is now available for Oracle Enterprise Linux. Download your free unrestricted copy today!

October 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.

October 13, 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.

October 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.

October 02, 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.

September 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 series.

September 03, 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.

August 07, 2009
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.

August 07, 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.

June 22, 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.

June 22, 2009
Get Sun Studio 12 Update 1 and Blog for a Chance to Win Big Download Sun Studio 12 Update 1 and check out the new features. Post a blog describing your experience and you could win up to $500. Download now.

June 16, 2009
Sun Studio 12 Update 1 Launching at ISC Next Week! Meet the Sun Studio product team at the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany, June 23-26. Join Ikroop Dhillon at the Sun's Developer Tools for the HPC Stack session and Liang Chen for his session, MCFX: A New Parallel Programming Framework. See the ISC'09 Agenda.

June 12, 2009
Free Compiler Wins Nehalem Race by 2x How does the GNU C Compiler, GCC, perform on Intel's Nehalem processor compared to the Sun Studio compiler? Learn the results in this blog.

June 12, 2009
Sun Studio Fortran Futures Survey The Sun Studio Fortran team would love your input and suggestions about Sun Studio Fortran use and future development. Please help!

June 01, 2009
Join us at CommunityOne Today! Meet key engineers in our booth in the expo area and attend these Sun Studio sessions: Measuring Performance with Sun Studio Tools and Building C/C++ Fortran Applications on the OpenSolaris Operating System and Linux. Also, check out this panel discussion: Moving Forward: High-Performance Application Development in a Multicore World.

June 01, 2009
OpenSolaris 2009.06 Launches Download OpenSolaris 2009.06, the latest release of the OpenSolaris operating system, a powerful and complete operating environment for users, developers and deployers.

April 17, 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.

April 17, 2009
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.

April 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.

April 03, 2009
Sun Studio 12 Named Best Open-Source Development Tool Russian PC World magazine, Mir PC, has published its list of the Best Products of 2008 and awarded Sun Studio 12 as the top open-source development tool.

March 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.

March 17, 2009
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.

March 06, 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.

March 06, 2009
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. Download Sun Studio.

February 27, 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.

February 27, 2009
Sun Studio Webinar: Mastering Your Multicore System Using Sun Studio Multi-threaded development, debugging, and profiling provide challenges in software quality and developer productivity. Learn how Sun Studio compilers and tools can simplify these challenges and allow you to fully unlock the potential in multicore architecture.

February 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. Learn how the Sun Studio Thread Analyzer, Performance Analyzer, and D-Light can help you tune your application for maximum performance.

February 20, 2009
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.

February 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.

February 13, 2009
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.

February 06, 2009
Video: Sun Studio and Parallel Computing 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.

January 30, 2009
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.

January 23, 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.

January 23, 2009
Video: Compiler Optimization 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.

January 16, 2009
RTC Screencast The Runtime Checking Tool (RTC) helps you understand how memory is being used in your application and identifies memory leaks and access errors. View the RTC screencast to learn more.

January 09, 2009
Dbx Debugger Screencast A new standalone lightweight GUI debugging solution, dbxtool, is part of the Sun Studio Express 11/08 release. The dbx debugger is also available as a command-line utility and is fully integrated into the Sun Studio NetBeans-based IDE. View the screencast to learn about dbxtool and the features of the dbx debugger.