POP’s first live webinar tackled the subject of how to improve the performance of parallel codes. It presented a systematic approach to optimising these codes, while pointing out various factors that should be considered. As well as a live demo of performance tools from Barcelona Supercomputing Center, the talk was illustrated with practical examples from various POP performance assessments. Over 80 people attended the webinar, with questions being answered both during the session and afterwards by e-mail, on topics such as the profiling of Python codes and the accuracy of profiling data.
About the presenter
Jon Gibson is a Technical Consultant at the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG). He has 25 years’ experience in scientific programming and has worked for two national HPC services in the UK. He is currently working on the EU Performance Optimisation and Productivity (POP) project.