Virtual Institute — High Productivity Supercomputing

40th VI-HPS Tuning Workshop (LRZ, Garching, Germany) - Online

Date

Monday 14th - Friday 18th June 2021

Location

The workshop will be held online, using the Zoom videoconference platform.

Organising Institutions

LRZ PRACE

Goals

This workshop organised by VI-HPS and LRZ as a PRACE training event will:

  • give an overview of the VI-HPS programming tools suite
  • explain the functionality of individual tools, and how to use them effectively
  • offer hands-on experience and expert assistance using the tools

On completion participants should be familiar with common performance analysis and diagnosis techniques and how they can be employed in practice (on a range of HPC systems). Those who prepared their own application test cases will have been coached in the tuning of their measurement and analysis, and provided optimization suggestions.

Programme Overview

Presentations and hands-on sessions are planned on the following topics:

  • Setting up, welcome and introduction
  • mpiP lightweight MPI profiling
  • TAU performance system
  • MAQAO performance analysis & optimisation
  • Score-P instrumentation and measurement
  • Scalasca automated trace analysis
  • Paraver/Extrae/Dimemas trace analysis and performance prediction
  • Extra-P automated performance modeling
  • [k]cachegrind cache utilisation analysis
  • ... and potentially others to be added

A brief overview of the capabilities of these and associated tools is provided in the VI-HPS Tools Guide.

The workshop will be held in English and run from 09:00 to not later than 18:00 each day, with breaks.

Participants are encouraged to prepare their own MPI, OpenMP and hybrid MPI+OpenMP parallel application codes for analysis.

Programme in Detail (provisional) - all times given as CEST (UTC+2)

Day 1: Monday 14 June
09:00 Welcome
  • Introduction to Zoom
  • The IvyMUC system
  • Introduction to VI-HPS & overview of tools
  • Introduction to parallel performance engineering
  • Building and running NPB/BT-MZ on IvyMUC
    10:30 (break)
    11:00 TBD
    12:30 (lunch)
    14:00 TBD
    15:30 (break)
    16:00 TBD
    17:30 Schedule for remainder of workshop
    18:00 (adjourn)

    Day 2: Tuesday 15 June
    09:00 TBD
    10:30 (break)
    11:00 TBD
    12:30 (lunch)
    14:00 TBD
    15:30 (break)
    16:00 TBD
    17:30 Schedule for remainder of workshop
    18:00 (adjourn)

    Day 3: Wednesday 16 June
    09:00 TBD
    10:30 (break)
    11:00 TBD
    12:30 (lunch)
    14:00 TBD
    15:30 (break)
    16:00 TBD
    17:30 Review of day and schedule for remainder of workshop
    18:00 (adjourn)

    Day 4: Thursday 17 June
    09:00 TBD
    10:30 (break)
    11:00 TBD
    12:30 (lunch)
    14:00 TBD
    15:30 (break)
    16:00 TBD
    17:30 Review of day and schedule for remainder of workshop
    18:00 (adjourn)

    Day 5: Friday 18 June
    09:00
    10:30 (break)
    11:00 TBD
    12:30 (lunch)
    14:00 TBD
    16:00 (adjourn)
     

    Hardware and Software Platforms

    IvyMUC

    • 8-way Ivy Bridge-based Linux Cluster
    • FDR14 Infiniband interconnect
    • 31 nodes, 16 cores per node
    • 64 GB DDR Memory per node
    • Operating System: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 SP5
    • Compilers: Intel icc, icpc, ifort 19.0
    • Intel MPI

    The local HPC system IvyMUC is the primary platform for the workshop and will be used for the hands-on exercises. Course accounts will be provided during the workshop to participants without existing accounts. Other systems where up-to-date versions of the tools are installed can also be used when preferred, though support may be limited and participants are expected to already possess user accounts on non-local systems. Regardless of whichever external systems they intend to use, participants should be familiar with the relevant procedures for compiling and running their parallel applications (via batch queues where appropriate).

    Registration

    Register via the course website.

    Contact

    Tuning Workshop Series

    Cédric Valensi
    Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
    Email: cedric.valensi[at]uvsq.fr
       

    Local Arrangements

    Volker Weinberg
    Leibniz Supercomputing Centre
    Email: educatio[at]lrz.de

    Sponsors

    PRACE This workshop is a PRACE training centre (PTC) event, organised by VI-HPS & LRZ for the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing.