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Last modified: Monday, March 22, 2010

IU to host workshop on Vampir performance analysis tool for supercomputers

March 22, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- On April 21, Indiana University and Technische Universität will co-host a hands-on workshop on Vampir, a tool designed to conduct performance analyses and diagnose problems in serial and parallel supercomputing applications.

Vampir was created by the Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing (ZIH) at the Technische Universität in Dresden, Germany, a close collaborative partner of IU's Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI) in the area of high performance computing research. The tool will be a fundamental component of FutureGrid, a collaborative grid and cloud computing test-bed funded by the National Science Foundation and developed under the leadership of the PTI Digital Science Center.

With joint presentations by members of ZIH and IU's High Performance Applications (HPA) group, this free education event will be of interest to scientists and systems administrators who work with high performance computing systems.

"We will introduce workshop participants to creating performance traces of applications and visualizing them. We will also highlight how processor-specific information can be recorded and used to diagnose performance problems in applications," said HPA Manager Robert Henschel. HPA is a division within University Information Technology Services (UITS) and PTI. "This workshop will be a rare opportunity for scientists and technologists in the U.S. to learn about Vampir directly from its developers. We are pleased that our colleagues from Dresden will be helping to lead the workshop," added Henschel.

The workshop, "Performance Analysis Using the Vampir Toolchain," will take place April 21 at the IU Innovation Center (2719 E. 10th Street, Bloomington, IN). The morning classroom session begins at 9am and is followed by an afternoon tutorial that will take place at the nearby Wrubel Computing Center and conclude at 6pm. The workshop is open to researchers and technologists from IU and other institutions. Seating is limited, so please register early.

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