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Performance Optimisation and Productivity 2

Objective

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 in the cases where the need to get further performance and efficiency is perceived, the code developers may not have insight enough on its detailed causes so as to properly address the problem. This may lead to blind attempts to restructure codes in a way that might not be the most productive ones.
POP2 extends and expands the activities successfully carried out by the POP Centre of Excellence since October 2015. The effort in the POP project resulted in more than 120 assessment services provided to customers in academia, research and industry helping them to better understand the behaviour and improve the performance of their applications. The external view, advice, and help provided by POP have been extremely useful for many of these customers to significantly improve the performance of their codes by factors of 20% in some cases but up to 2x or even 10x in others. The POP experience was also extremely valuable to identify issues in methodologies and tools that if improved will reduce the assessment cycle time.
The objective of POP2 is to continue and improve the POP project operating a Centre of Excellence in Computing Applications in the area of Performance Optimisation and Productivity with a special focus on very large scale towards exascale.POP2 will continue the service oriented activity, giving code developers, users and infrastructure operators an impartial external view that will help them improve their codes. We will still target the same categories of users and focus on identifying performance issues and proposing techniques that can help applications in the direction of exascale. Our objective is to perform 180 services over a three year period.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRAEDI-2018-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 415 062,50

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 018 750
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 193 710
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
NUMERICAL ALGORITHMS GROUP LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 494 250
Address
Jordan Hill Road Wilkinson House
OX2 8DR Oxford
Activity type
Other
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 983 476,25
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TERATEC
France
EU contribution
€ 554 125
Address
Campus Teratec 2 Rue De La Piquetterie
91680 Bruyeres-le-chatel
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITE DE VERSAILLES SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES.
France
EU contribution
€ 506 125
Address
Avenue De Paris 55
78035 Versailles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VSB - Technical University of Ostrava
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 440 500
Address
17 Listopadu 2172/15
708 00 Ostrava Poruba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments