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Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Matthias Müller
Faculty / Institution:
Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences
Excellent Science
Project duration:
01.10.2015 to 31.03.2018
EU contribution:
4.048.845 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 676553.  


Performance Optimisation and Productivity


High performance Computing is becoming a fundamental tool for the progress of science and engineering and as such for economic competitiveness. The growing complexity of parallel computers is leading to a situation where code owners and users are not aware of the detailed issues affecting the performance of their applications. The result is often an inefficient use of the infrastructures. Even when the need to get further performance and efficiency is perceived, code developers may not have sufficient insight on its detailed causes for addressing the problem properly. This may lead to blind attempts to restructure codes and consequent lack of efficiency.

The objective of POP is to operate a Centre of Excellence in Computing Applications in the area of Performance Optimisation and Productivity. POP will offer the service of precisely assessing the performance of computing application of any sort, from a few hundred to many thousand processors. Also, POP will show its Customers the issues affecting the performance of their code and the most optimal way to alleviate them.


  • Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación, Spain (Coordinator)
  • Universität Stuttgart, Germany
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
  • Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd., United Kingdom
  • TERATEC, France