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Wednesday, 30 September 2020 09:00 to Friday, 2 October 2020 16:00


This workshop organised by VI-HPS and CINECA 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:
  • Setting up, welcome and introduction
  • TAU performance system
  • Score-P instrumentation and measurement
  • Scalasca automated trace analysis
  • Vampir interactive trace analysis
  • Likwid performance tool suite
  • ... 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.

Programme in Detail (provisional)

Day 1: Wednesday 30 September
09:00 Welcome
  • Introduction to VI-HPS & overview of tools
  • Introduction to parallel performance engineering
  • MARCONI100 computer system and software environment
  • Building and running NPB/BT-MZ on MARCONI100
10:30 (break)  
11:00 Likwid performance tool suite [Thomas Gruber, FAU]
  • Likwid hands-on exercises
12:30 (lunch)
14:00 Hands-on coaching to apply Likwid to analyze codes.
15:30 (break)  
16:00 TAU performance system [Sameer Shende, UOregon]
  • TAU hands-on exercises
17:30 Review of day and schedule for remainder of workshop
18:00 (adjourn)
Day 2: Thursday 01 October
09:00 Score-P instrumentation & measurement toolset [JSC]
  • Score-P hands-on exercises
  • CUBE profile explorer hands-on exercises [JSC]
10:30 (break)  
11:00 Score-P analysis scoring & measurement filtering  [JSC]
  • Score-P specialized instrumentation and measurement
  • Scalasca automated trace analysis [JSC]
  • Scalasca hands-on exercises
12:30 (lunch)
14:00 Hands-on coaching to apply Score-P/Scalasca/CUBE to analyze codes.
15:30 (break)  
16:00 Hands-on coaching to apply TAU to analyze codes.
17:30 Review of day and schedule for remainder of workshop
18:00 (adjourn)
Day 3: Friday 02 October
09:00 Vampir interactive trace analysis [Holger Brunst, TUDresden]
  • Vampir hands-on exercises
10:30 (break
11:00 Hands-on coaching to apply Vampir to analyze codes.
12:30 (lunch)
14:00 Hands-on coaching to apply tools to analyze participants' own code(s).
15:30 Review of the workshop
16:00 (adjourn)

Hardware and Software Platforms

MARCONI100: IBM Power9 Linux modular cluster system: 
  • 2x16 cores IBM POWER9 AC922 at 3.1 GHz with 256 GB/node of RAM memory
  • 4 x NVIDIA Volta V100 GPUs per node, Nvlink 2.0, 16GB
The local HPC system MARCONI100 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).


Cineca is a non profit Consortium, made up of 102 Italian national institutions: Universities, Italian Research Institutions and the Italian Ministries of Universities and Education.

Today it is the largest Italian computing centre, one of the most important worldwide. With more seven hundred employees, it operates in the technological transfer sector through high performance scientific computing, the management and development of networks and web based services, and the development of complex information systems for treating large amounts of data.

It develops advanced Information Technology applications and services, acting like a trait-d'union between the academic world, the sphere of pure research and the world of industry and Public Administration. .

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