ARM buys Allinea as it firms HPC offerings

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In a move which strengthens its presence in the high performance computing sector, ARM has acquired Allinea Software, a developer of tools that maximise software efficiency. According to ARM, Allinea’s tools are used by leading supercomputer developers, with customers including the US Department of Energy and NASA.

“As systems and servers grow in complexity, HPC developers are facing new challenges that require advanced tools designed to enable them to continue to innovate,” said Javier Orensanz, pictured, general manager of ARM’s development solutions group. “Allinea's ability to debug and analyse many-node systems is unique and, with this acquisition, we are ensuring this capability remains available to the whole ARM ecosystem and to other CPU architectures prevalent in HPC, as well as in future applications.”

According to ARM, Allinea’s expertise will enable partners to access a comprehensive suite of software tools that address increasingly complex system challenges.

David Lecomber, Allinea’s CEO, noted: “We’ll continue to work with the HPC community, our customers and our partners to advance the development of our cross-platform technology and to take advantage of product synergies between ARM’s compilers, libraries and advisory tools and our existing and future debugging and analysis tools.”

Allinea’s facilities at Warwick and Eastleigh will be retained, while Lecomber will join ARM’s development solutions group management team.