POP partner profile: The Performance Tools team at UVSQ

Sunday, December 2, 2018

The performance tools (PT) team at UVSQ (LI-PaRAD Laboratory) has been working on performance optimization tools and methodologies since 2004 starting with Itanium based clusters. UVSQ started working on real applications within a joint Laboratory (LRC-ITACA) with the French Department of Energy (CEA DAM). Today UVSQ is a partner of the Excascale Computing Research Laboratory together with Intel and CEA since 2009.

UVSQ pursues the following goals with respect to HPC:

  • Develop performance evaluation tools (MAQAO) targeting both core/node level and parallel issues
  • Develop program behaviour analysis tool (performance, energy, numerical accuracy) allowing to capture interaction between hardware and HPC applications
  • Develop a methodology and a User experience (UX) to guide non-expert users to restructure their code to improve performance
  • Develop partnerships with industrial and academic partners to test and improve our MAQAO Toolset
  • Educate tomorrow's HPC experts through a specialized HPC Master programme (http://www.chps.uvsq.fr/)
  • Take part in French and International HPC projects
  • Training: Help users analyzing and optimizing their codes in Workshops / Events

POP services are provided by the Performance Tools team based on a strong experience acquired through success stories involving leading Industrial companies.