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This paper will highlight the features of Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2013 by using them to build and analyze HMMER (http://hmmer.janelia.org/). HMMER is a set of applications, which includes two, hmmsearch and hmmbuild, which are components of SPECint. We make use of eventbased sampling analysis in Intel® VTune™Amplifier XE to find out which code paths, context switches, or threading inactivity cause performance problems in hmmsearch. And, we’ll utilize the code optimization features of the Intel® Composer XE compiler to improve the performance of hmmsearch on Intel® Xeon® E5 processors. In addition, we will show you how to use Intel® Inspector XE to locate memory and threading errors introduced into hmmsearch.

Read the full article from Intel’s Parallel Universe magazine here.

Posted on September 10, 2012 by Walter Shands, Software Development Engineer, Intel
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