23-27 April 2018
CET timezone

VI-HPS-new-small  LRZ  IT4I PRACE


This workshop organized by VI-HPS, LRZ and IT4Innovations for the PRACE Advanced Training Centre (PATC) at LRZ 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

To foster the Czech-German collaboration in high performance computing, a contingent of places has been reserved for participants from the Czech Republic.

Programme Overview

The detailed program will be available on the VI-HPS training web site.

Presentations and hands-on sessions are planned on the following topics (tbc.)

  • Setting up, welcome and introduction
  • Score-P instrumentation and measurement
  • Scalasca automated trace analysis
  • TAU performance system
  • Vampir interactive trace analysis
  • Periscope/PTF automated performance analysis and optimisation
  • Extra-P automated performance modeling
  • Paraver/Extrae/Dimemas trace analysis and performance prediction
  • [k]cachegrind cache utilisation analysis
  • MAQAO performance analysis & optimisation
  • MUST runtime error detection for MPI
  • ARCHER runtime error detection for OpenMP
  • JUBE script-based workflow execution environment
  • ... 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 for lunch and refreshments. The course is free of charge as the workshop is sponsored through the PRACE PATC program. All participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation.

Participants are encouraged to prepare their own MPI, OpenMP and hybrid MPI+OpenMP parallel application codes for analysis.

A social event for participant and instructor networking is planned for the evening on Tuesday 24 April, consisting of a guided tour of the Weihenstephan Brewery followed by a self-paid dinner at the brewery restaurant (tbc).



Picture: Participants of the 21st VI-HPS Tuning Workshop at LRZ in April 2016.

Hardware Platform

The new Intel Knights Landing (KNL) based Next-Generation Many-Core Cluster "CoolMUC3"  will be used for the workshop.

See https://www.lrz.de/services/compute/linux-cluster/coolmuc3/ for more information about the system.  The system is part of the Linux cluster at LRZ, see https://www.lrz.de/services/compute/linux-cluster/overview/.

Course accounts will be provided during the workshop. 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 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).


Via https://events.prace-ri.eu/event/648/registration/register

Location, Transport and Accommodation

The workshop will be held in Leibniz Rechenzentrum on the university campus outside Garching bei München, approximately 25 min north from the city centre of Munich. The U-bahn line U6 (station: Garching-Forschungszentrum) provides direct connection from the campus area to both Munich and Garching.
Getting to/from LRZ

It is recommended to choose a hotel in Garching or Munich city centre and use the U-bahn to reach LRZ.
Accommodation in Garching
Accommodation in Munich

Starts 23 Apr 2018 10:00
Ends 27 Apr 2018 17:00
Kursraum 2 (H.U.010)
Boltzmannstr. 1 85748 Garching b. München Germany


Basic MPI and OpenMP knowledge as presented in the LRZ course "Parallel programming of High Performance Systems".
Language: English
Exercises: The exercises will be done on the KNL segment of the Linux Cluster at LRZ.
Further information: Travel info, hotel info, course page at LRZ
Registration: Via https://events.prace-ri.eu/event/648/registration/register

Organisation Commitee:

RNDr. Ondřej Jakl, CSc. (IT4Innovations), Dr. Anupam Karmakar (LRZ), Dr. Volker Weinberg (LRZ), Brian Wylie (JSC)