PRACE Course: Node-Level Performance Engineering
|Date:||Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 9:00 - 17:00
Thursday, Feb 21, 2019 9:00 - 17:00
|Location:||LRZ Building, University campus Garching, near Munich, Hörsaal H.E.009 (Lecture hall)|
This course teaches performance engineering approaches on the compute node level. "Performance engineering" as we define it is more than employing tools to identify hotspots and bottlenecks. It is about developing a thorough understanding of the interactions between software and hardware. This process must start at the core, socket, and node level, where the code gets executed that does the actual computational work. Once the architectural requirements of a code are understood and correlated with performance measurements, the potential benefit of optimizations can often be predicted. We introduce a "holistic" node-level performance engineering strategy and apply it to different algorithms from computational science. Architectural details that are relevant for performance, such as pipelining, SIMD, superscalarity, memory hierarchies, etc., are covered in due detail.
The course is a PRACE training event.
|Prerequisites||Participants must have basic knowledge in programming with Fortran or C and basic knowledge of OpenMP.
|Teachers:||Dr.-Ing. Jan Eitzinger, Dr. habil. Georg Hager (RRZE, Uni. Erlangen)|
|Hands-on:||There will be only demos.|
|Contact:||Dr. Volker Weinberg (LRZ)|