|| ||"Nan Holda" <nan-AT-gelato.org>|
|| ||Presentations and Projects Abound, Intel(r) Software Product Betas Announced at Gelato ICE: Itanium(r) Conference & Expo|
|| ||Fri, 19 May 2006 12:52:31 -0500|
Over 200 scientists, developers, and engineers convened from all around the globe for the April
2006 Gelato ICE: Itanium(r) Conference & Expo, the only event dedicated to advancing the Linux on
the Itanium architecture. It was the largest gathering of Linux and Itanium professionals that the
world has seen to date with delegates from more than 80 companies and institutions attending.
Full details about the conference can be found in the press release below or online at
http://www.gelato.org/about/news_view.php?id=67. Highlights include:
* Over 65 presentations and 75 projects were showcased. Presentations and posters can be found at
* Intel announced several new beta opportunities: a new parallel programming model, Intel Thread
Checker, and Intel VTune Performance Analyzer for Linux.
* The next Gelato ICE has been scheduled for October 1-4, 2006, in Singapore. Details upcoming at
Please contact me if you have questions or would like to set up an interview.
Advancing Linux Itanium
Presentations and Projects Abound, Intel(r) Software Product Betas Announced at Gelato ICE:
Itanium(r) Conference & Expo
URBANA, Ill. (May 19, 2006)-Over 200 scientists, developers, and engineers convened from all around
the globe for the April 2006 Gelato ICE: Itanium(r) Conference & Expo. The event was organized by
the Gelato Federation (http://www.gelato.org), an international user community dedicated to
advancing Linux(r) on the Intel(r) Itanium(r) architecture. It was the largest gathering of Linux
and Itanium professionals that the world has seen to date with delegates from more than 80
companies and institutions attending. Conference sponsors included HP, Intel, and the Itanium(r)
Solutions Alliance, and media sponsors included HPCwire and Linux HPC.org.
"It was amazing to see the enthusiastic exchange and collaborative spirit among end users,
developers, researchers, ISVs, and system vendors during the April conference," stated Mark K.
Smith, Gelato managing director. "We believe a strong technical community is going to be the key
factor for the overall success of Linux on the Itanium architecture, and Gelato ICE provides a
nurturing environment for the community to grow and thrive."
Presentations and Cutting-Edge Projects Showcased
A major goal of the Gelato Federation is education, an area in which the April 2006 Gelato ICE
excelled. Focused on areas such as tools and tuning, scalability, enterprise use, and research, the
event delivered an exceptional speaker line-up and technical program with over 65 presentations.
Highlights were the keynote speeches given by Jerry Huck (HP), Don Soltis and James Reinders
(Intel), and Bill Worley (Secure64 and Itanium Solutions Alliance). Other favorites included:
decimal floating-point, scaling Linux to 512 processors on SGI(r) Altix(r) servers, and
virtualization and vNUMA research at the University of New South Wales. The technical track
targeting the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) proved to be the most popular with topics such as
introductions to link-time optimization and the LLVM (low level virtual machine) compiler.
In addition to presenting, Gelato members-some of the world's top supercomputing centers, national
labs, research centers, and universities-were able to highlight their current Linux and Itanium
research during a poster session. Three dozen member institutions presented over 75 projects,
denoting a wide range of activities, including: kernel work from the University of New South Wales
and the University of Waterloo; grid projects from the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez and the
European Organization for Nuclear Research; compiler work at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign and the Russian Academy of Sciences; and diverse scientific applications from the
University of Chile and the University of Tokyo.
Presentations and posters from the conference can be found at
Intel(r) Software Development Product Betas Announced
The April 2006 Gelato ICE offered the backdrop for Intel to demonstrate its continued commitment to
the Itanium(r) processor by announcing several new beta opportunities: a new parallel programming
model, Intel(r) Thread Checker, and Intel(r) VTune(tm) Performance Analyzer for Linux.
"This conference was the perfect occasion to announce the new beta versions of our software
products," said James Reinders, director of business development and marketing, Intel Developer
Products Division. "Gelato ICE attendees are people and organizations that are passionate about the
Itanium(r) processor and the advancement of the architecture. Intel is proud to deliver tools to
support the evolving needs of these developers of Itanium applications."
Intel's new parallel programming model is a C++ template-based runtime library that simplifies the
process of writing scalable, multi-threaded applications. The beta can be downloaded at:
http://www.intel.com/software/products/tbb/beta. Intel(r) Thread Checker, the fastest way for
developers to thread an application correctly and unleash its performance on Intel(r) multi-core
processors, is also available in beta at: http://www.intel.com/software/products/threading/beta.
Intel(r) VTune(tm) Performance Analyzer for Linux* beta makes multithreaded application performance
tuning easier with a native GUI and a technology preview of the first memory checker for the Intel
Itanium(r) 2 processor. To try VTune(tm) analyzer for Linux, send an email to:
With the tremendous amount of high-quality technical information delivered, exciting new tool
announcements, and critical mass of Linux and Itanium experts attending, the April 2006 Gelato ICE
was a major success. The next Gelato ICE is planned for October 1-4, 2006, in Singapore, to be
hosted by the Bioinformatics Institute, the Institute of High Performance Computing, and the
National Grid Office. Stay tuned to http://www.gelato.org/meeting for details.
The Gelato Federation is the global technical community dedicated to advancing Linux on the Intel
Itanium-based platform through collaboration, education, and leadership. Gelato members are
suppliers and users of Linux/Itanium processor technology with a shared goal of producing
open-source solutions for academic, government, and industrial high-performance computing users.
The Gelato portal (http://www.gelato.org) serves as the primary channel for Federation business and
collaborations. Information about Gelato members' software and solutions are available through the
portal, and the community is welcome to participate and contribute.
For more information, please contact:
Intel and Itanium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries
in the United States and other countries. Silicon Graphics, SGI and Altix are registered trademarks
of Silicon Graphics, Inc., in the United States and/or other countries worldwide. Linux is a
registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in several countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein
are the property of their respective owners.
to post comments)