Instructors from the POP partners BSC and JSC supported the 32nd VI-HPS Tuning Workshop in Bristol, UK, from April 24 to 26, 2019. The workshop was co-organised by VI-HPS and the UK PRACE Advanced Training Centre at EPCC, and hosted by the University of Bristol.
VI-HPS Tuning Workshops are the major training vehicle where participants receive instruction and guidance applying VI-HPS tools to their own parallel application codes, along with advice for potential corrections and optimisations. Feedback to tools developers also helps direct tools development to user needs, as well as improve tool documentation and ease of use.
[Photo courtesy of the UK Met Office]
For the first time, the primary workshop computer system -- Isambard -- was based on ARM processors. Participants were encouraged to port their application codes to this system, and assisted in getting started with analysing their performance using the tools presented at the workshop.