25th VI-HPS Tuning Workshop

Monday, March 27, to Friday, March 31, 2017

VI-HPS Tuning Workshops are major training vehicle where around 30 participants receive instruction and guidance applying VI-HPS tools to their own parallel application codes, along with advice for potential corrections and optimizations. Feedback to tools developers also helps direct tools development to user needs, as well as improve tool documentation and ease of use. These workshops are complemented by additional courses and tutorials at conferences, seasonal schools and other invited training events.

Coordinated tools training material is available with emphasis on hands-on exercises using VI-HPS tools individually and interoperably. Exercises with example MPI and MPI+OpenMP parallel applications can be configured to run on dedicated HPC compute resources or within the virtual environment provided by a free Linux Live ISO that can be booted and run on an x86_64 notebook or desktop computer.


The 25th VI-HPS Tuning Workshop 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

Programme Overview

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

  • Score-P instrumentation and measurement
  • Scalasca automated trace analysis
  • Vampir interactive trace analysis
  • TAU performance system
  • Extra-P automated performance modeling
  • Paraver/ Extrae/ Dimemas trace analysis and performance prediction
  • MAQAO performance analysis & optimisation
  • MUST runtime error detection for MPI
  • ARCHER runtime error detection for OpenMP
  • ... and potentially others

The workshop will be held in English.

When? March 27 to 31
Where? RWTH Aachen University IT Center, Seffenter Weg 23, Aachen