JUNE 18–22, 2017

Presentation Details

Name: (PP04) ProPE - A Joint Effort to Establish a Unified Service Infrastructure for Performance Engineering in German HPC Centers
Time: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
03:15 pm - 03:45 pm
Room:   Booth #L-212  
Breaks:03:15 pm - 03:45 pm Coffee Break
Presenter:   Jan Eitzinger, RRZE
Abstract:   The process of establishing systematic Performance Engineering for Scientific Computing on HPC systems is still ongoing. In this poster we present the "ProPE" project, which is being funded as part of the recent DFG call "Performance Engineering für wissenschaftliche Software." The ProPE project aims at laying the foundation for a blueprint of processes and infrastructures creating an integrated Performance Engineering strategy for academic HPC centers in Germany. With the Gauss-Allianz there is already an initiative to integrate and organize the Tier-2/3 HPC landscape in Germany. Furthermore there are multiple local efforts such as, e.g., bwHPC, KONWIHR, HKHLR, JARA-HPC and HLRN. Our contribution is to integrate with and build on existing efforts and further drive the final goal of an hierarchical and yet integrated German HPC infrastructure with an emphasis on Performance Engineering. This comprises a structured Performance Engineering process focusing on performance-limiting motifs (called patterns), a web-based information hub created under the Gauss-Allianz umbrella, an aligned nationwide teaching curriculum, a distributed PE support infrastructure leveraging the unified HPC competence in Germany and automatic application performance monitoring on HPC Cluster systems. The ProPE project is jointly conducted by the Erlangen Regional Computing Center (RRZE), the IT Center of RWTH Aachen University, and the Centre for information Services and High Performance Computing (ZIH) in Dresden.

Robert Dietrich, Technical University Dresden
Jan Eitzinger, Erlangen Regional Computing Center
Matthias Müller, IT Center, RWTH Aachen University
Wolfgang E. Nagel, Technische Universität Dresden, Zentrum für Informationsdienste und Hochleistungsrechnen (ZIH)
Miriam Petry, RWTH Aachen University
Thomas Röhl, Erlangen Regional Computing Center
Dirk Schmidl, RWTH Aachen University
Gerhard Wellein, Erlangen Regional Computing Center
Frank Winkler, Technical University Dresden

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