SOURCE: TotalView Technologies
November 03, 2008 08:30 ET
TotalView Technologies Announces Support for Sony BCU-100 Cell Platform
TotalView® Will Allow Developers to Harness the Cell and Deliver Software With Increased Capabilities and Performance
NATICK, MA--(Marketwire - November 3, 2008) - TotalView Technologies, a provider of
interactive analysis and debugging tools for serial and parallel codes,
today announced that the TotalView® source code debugging, analysis and
memory error detection tool will support the Sony BCU-100 Cell Platform.
TotalView will provide users of the BCU-100 platform with the ability to
develop, troubleshoot and quickly deliver high-throughput and
high-performance video and data processing applications in the computer
graphics, physics simulation and computer visualization markets.
Sony's new BCU-100 provides a heterogeneous multi-core architecture to
improve the efficiency of workflows. The BCU-100 incorporates the Cell
Broadband Engine (Cell/B.E.) and RSX technologies, originally developed for
use within the PLAYSTATION®3 system, to bring a new level of capability
to the production of digital video, including movies and commercials.
"With the resolution required to create digital video on the rise, the time
needed for post production work has significantly increased, resulting in
the demand for more efficient workflows," said Yasuhiko Yokote, head of the
Cell Application Development Center, SONY Corporate R&D. "The new BCU-100
Computing Unit reflects Sony's efforts to accelerate the process, and the
addition of a powerful development tool such as TotalView is a perfect
complement to the platform."
TotalView provides developers using the Cell/B.E. processor with an
intuitive and powerful way to examine, explore and troubleshoot program
execution. By clearly presenting the application's multi-thread
parallelism to the user, it significantly reduces the time and expense
required to create or adapt programs for the Cell's eight-way parallel
synergistic processing elements. The memory debugging capabilities also
help developers make efficient use of the system memory in these highly
dynamic and data-heavy applications.
"We are excited to join forces with Sony in order to provide our customers
with a comprehensive solution that allows them to develop high-quality
digital media applications more efficiently," said Jim Chafel, vice
president of business development at TotalView Technologies. "As both
companies have enjoyed a longstanding reputation of innovation within our
respective industries, this partnership was a natural fit."
About TotalView Technologies
TotalView Technologies' products set the standard for the interactive
analysis and debugging of serial and parallel codes. TotalView debugger,
MemoryScape and ReplayEngine help technical professionals build, deploy and
test the world's most sophisticated software applications. Software
developers and testers with companies in Communications, Digital Media,
Financial Services, Energy, Government Research, National Defense and Web
Infrastructure use TotalView Technologies' products to ensure the rapid
development of mission critical applications. To learn more, visit us at