Samplify, the leading intellectual property company for accelerating memory, storage, and I/O bottlenecks in computing, consumer electronics and mobile devices, announced the availability of its APAX Software Development Kit (SDK) and Web-based Profiler analysis tool for high-performance computing (HPC), Big Science, Big Data, and cloud computing applications. HPC users and independent software developers can accelerate their applications, 3-8X, by linking the APAX SDK into their applications. The APAX Profiler analyzes the inherent accuracy in the user’s data set and makes a recommendation of encoding rates to maximize the acceleration of their algorithm with no effect on results.
“Our APAX numerical encoding technology reduces the cost of every aspect of cloud computing by reducing data upload, storage and interprocessor communication bottlenecks by 75 percent,” said Allan Evans, Samplify CEO. “By making APAX available as an SDK, we now make cloud computing resources more accessible to companies, scientists, and academic researchers, and expand the capability of existing data centers.”
“Astute HPC users recognize that their data sets originated somewhere on a sensor,” said Al Wegener, CTO and founder of Samplify. “Without any means for analyzing inherent accuracy in the data they need to carry through their application, they ‘play it safe’ and carry all data through their algorithms in the floating point delivered to them. This ‘overcasting problem’ creates the I/O, storage, and memory bottlenecks that have plagued HPC, Big Data, and cloud computing applications. With the APAX Profiler tool, we have taken all of my knowledge and experience in analyzing data sets and put it onto the Web, providing HPC users and independent software developers with a recommendation of the encoding rate that maximizes the acceleration of their application with no effect on their results.”