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Fact Sheets on HP2C

Two fact sheets presents the HP2C initiative and its projects.

Extreme Performance Engineering: Petascale and Heterogeneous Systems

Community HP2C
Wednesday 8 September 2010, 13:00 - 15:00, hosted by CSCS

Talk of Prof. Allen D. Malony, University of Oregon,
lead of the Performance Research Laboratory (PRL)


The traditional process of performance diagnosis and tuning will become harder to manage as the factors of scale, software complexity, hardware integration, and heterogeneity continue to increase.  While interactions among these factors create the need to observe application performance across the whole system hierarchy, model-oriented knowledge of applications (computational semantics and performance expectations) destined for petascale and heterogeneous systems could help performance tools to better focus and automate performance problem identification and guide tuning decisions.  This talk will present the TAU Performance System with this viewpoint in mind, focusing on our recent work with performance analysis at scale, GPU performance tools, and hybrid performance measurement techniques.


Dr. Allen D. Malony is a Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Oregon.  Dr. Malony received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1980 and 1982, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1990.  He joined joined the faculty at Oregon in 1991, spending his first year as a Fulbright Research Scholar and visiting Professor at Utrecht University in The Netherlands.  Dr. Malony was awarded the NSF National Young Investigator award in 1994.  In 1999 he was a Fulbright Research Scholar to Austria resident at the University of Vienna. Dr. Malony was awarded the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientists by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2002.

Dr. Malony's research interests are in parallel computing, performance analysis, supercomputing, and scientific software environments.  He specializes in performance measurement and analysis tools for large-scale parallel system.  His Performance Research Laboratory (PRL) develops the TAU performance system, a state-of-the-art, open source performance toolsuite widely in national laboratories and HPC research centers. Current research includes work in automatic performance diagnosis, kernel,
memory, and I/O performance analysis, and performance data mining. Dr. Malony's research interests extend to computing and information processing systems for neuroscience research.  He is the Director of the NeuroInformatics Center (NIC) at the University of Oregon.  The NIC is developing advanced integrated neuroimaging tools that combine EEG and MRI methods for next-generation brain analysis.

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The talk will be hosted by CSCS, Galleria 2, Via Cantonale, Manno.

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