2010 Blue Waters Performance Modeling Workshop

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2010 Blue Waters Performance Modeling Workshop

2010 Blue Waters Performance Modeling Workshop

IBM POWER7 node

March 25-26, 2010
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

NCSA is hosting a workshop on analytical performance models for petascale applications to run on the upcoming Blue Waters supercomputer. Participants will learn performance modeling techniques that will enable them to develop performance models of their applications.

A team from the Los Alamos National Laboratory will present their application modeling methods. The workshop's first day will explain common techniques with examples, and the second day will be a hands-on session. LANL and NCSA staff will assist the participants in establishing a base for performance modeling.

Participation is open to all prospective users of the Blue Waters System, and it is free of charge. Breakfast and box-lunches will be provided. Priority will be given to members of the NSF Petascale Computing Resource Allocations (PRAC) award teams. While most of the meeting will be unrestricted, some portions will involve IBM proprietary information. Those portions will require executed non-disclosure agreements with IBM and the University of Illinois.

Participation of all PRAC teams is highly encouraged. Having a performance model is crucial to identifying and eliminating possible scaling or performance problems on Blue Waters.

For questions contact Torsten Hoefler, htor@ncsa.illinois.edu.

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Blue Waters is a joint effort of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, its National Center for Supercomputing Applications, IBM, and the Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation. It is supported by the National Science Foundation and the University of Illinois.