Performance Optimisation and Productivity

The Performance Optimization and Productivity (POP) Center of Excellence gathers leading experts in performance tools/analysis and programming models to offer services to the academic and industrial communities to help them better understand the behavior of their applications, suggest the most productive directions for optimizing the performance of the codes and help implementing those transformations in the most productive way. The consortium includes academic and supercomputing centers with a long track record of world class research as well as service companies and associations with leading experience in high performance support services and promotion.

Since its first phase in 2015, the Centre of Excellence on Performance Optimisation and Productivity (POP CoE) assists a broad community of HPC application developers and users in both science and industry domains helping them to understand the performance-related issues of their applications and thus improve their efficiency and productivity. This fundamental purpose is reached by externally and objectively auditing the performance of the codes of all interested users, by providing not only qualitative but also quantitative analysis through the use of POP tools and methodology.

The current phase, POP3, is articulated in three main pillars: services, users, and co-design.  POP services mainly focus on performance assessments with the goal to evaluate code performance and scaling, identifying the main sources of inefficiency and providing some insight and recommendation about how to improve it. POP3 also provides extended second level services that include proof of concepts, energy efficiency and advisory studies. 

While POP3 will continue targeting all scales and types of users (incl. SMEs),  POP3 focuses on much larger scales, assessing the execution on the EuroHPC hosting sites of some of the European flagship HPC applications for other CoEs.

Latest POP CoE News

FocusCoE at EuroHPC Summit Week 2022

With the support of the FocusCoE project, almost all European HPC Centres of Excellence (CoEs) participated once again in the EuroHPC Summit Week (EHPCSW) this year in Paris, France: the first EHPCSW in person since 2019’s event in Poland.

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