JUNE 18–22, 2017

Presentation Details

Name: (PP12) POP: A Transversal HPC Centre of Excellence in Performance Optimisation & Productivity
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:   Edward Smyth, NAG Ltd
Abstract:   The Performance Optimisation and Productivity Centre of Excellence in Computing Applications (POP) started in October 2015 and aims to provide independent performance assessments of academic and industrial HPC codes across all scientific domains. In the first year of operation the project has undertaken over 80 assessments for users across Europe, nearly a quarter of whom come from industry. User feedback to date has been extremely positive, with all users reporting that they have been satisfied with the service they received from POP. In this poster we provide an overview of the activities undertaken by POP so far. We look at the technical distribution of applications investigated by POP, as well as drawing out some common performance issues from the analyses. We believe this provides an interesting snapshot of the current European HPC landscape. We also highlight the types of improvements that POP's users have been able to achieve as a result of engaging with the project. POP's success stories include a CFD code, for which the user reported substantial performance improvement, and a micro-structure simulation code, where a 10x speedup in the key computational region was achieved. POP is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme and is a collaboration between Barcelona Supercomputing Center, High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd, RWTH Aachen and TERATEC.  

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