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Modern high performance computer systems continue to increase in size and complexity. Tools to measure application performance in these increasingly complex environments must also increase the richness of their measurements to provide insights into the increasingly intricate ways in which software and hardware interact. PAPI (the Performance API) has(More)
The power of GPUs is giving rise to heterogeneous parallel computing, with new demands on programming environments, runtime systems, and tools to deliver high-performing applications. This paper studies the problems associated with performance measurement of heterogeneous machines with GPUs. A heterogeneous computation model and alternative host-GPU(More)
Contemporary high-end Terascale and Petascale systems are composed of hundreds of thousands of commodity multi-core processors interconnected with high-speed custom networks. Performance characteristics of applications executing on these systems are a function of system hardware and software as well as work-load parameters. Therefore, it has become(More)
For many scientific applications, the fast Fourier transformation (FFT) of multi-dimensional data is the kernel that limits scalability on a large number of processors. This paper investigates the extent of performance improvements for a parallel three-dimensional FFT (3D-FFT) implementation when using customized MPI task mappings. The MPI tasks are mapped(More)
Performance analysis of applications on modern high-end Petascale systems is increasingly challenging due to the rising complexity and quantity of the computing units. This paper presents a performance analysis study with the Vampir performance analysis tool suite that examines the application behavior as well as the fundamental system properties. The study(More)
The Performance Engineering Institute (PERI) originally proposed a tiger team activity as a mechanism to target significant effort optimizing key Office of Science applications, a model that was successfully realized with the assistance of two JOULE metric teams. However, the Office of Science requested a new focus beginning in 2008: assistance in forming(More)
For many scientific applications, the Fast Fourier Transformation (FFT) of multi-dimensional data is the kernel which limits scalability to large numbers of processors. This paper investigates an extension of a traditional parallel three-dimensional FFT (3D-FFT) implementation. The extension within a parallel 3D-FFT consists of customized MPI task mappings(More)
The PAPI library has evolved from a cross-platform interface for accessing processor hardware performance counters to a component-based library for simultaneously accessing hardware monitoring information from various components of a computer system, including processors, memory controllers, network switches and interface cards, I/O subsystem, temperature(More)
For more than a decade, the PAPI performance monitoring library has helped to implement the familiar maxim attributed to Lord Kelvin: " If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it. " Widely deployed and widely used, PAPI provides a generic, portable interface for the hardware performance counters available on all modern CPUs and some other components of(More)