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  • 9-10 Nov 2020

    NAFEMS 2020

    The 2020 NAFEMS UK Conference will be covering topics ranging from traditional FEA and CFD, to new and emerging areas including artificial intelligence and machine learning. POP will be an exhibitor at the conference and will be giving the talk “Parallel Engineering Codes: Performance Optimisation with POP Methodology”.

  • 13-14 Oct 2020

    TERATEC 2020 Forum

    The TERATEC Forum is a major event in France that brings together international experts in HPC, simulation and big data. It welcomes more than 1,300 attendees, highlighting the technological and industrial dynamism of HPC and the essential role that France plays in this field.

  • 30 Sep - 2 Oct 2020

    PATC POP 36th VI-HPS Tuning Workshop

    POP experts will give an overview of the VI-HPS programming tools suite, explain the functionality of individual tools, and how to use them effectively, and offer hands-on experience and expert assistance using the tools at the 36th VI-HPS Tuning Workshop at CINECA, Italy. The workshop will be held online.

  • 24 Sep 2020

    17th POP Guest Webinar - Profiling GPU Applications with Nsight Systems

    In this live webinar Mozhgan Kabiri Chimeh (NVIDIA) will give an overview of NVIDIA's Nsight profiling tools. She will explore how to analyze and optimize the performance of GPU-accelerated applications. Working with a real-world example, she will start by identifying high-level bottlenecks, then walk through an analysis-driven process leading to a series of kernel-level optimizations.

  • 14-18 Sep 2020

    PATC POP 35th VI-HPS Tuning Workshop

    POP experts will give an overview of the VI-HPS programming tools suite, explain the functionality of individual tools, and how to use them effectively, and offer hands-on experience and expert assistance using the tools at the 35th VI-HPS Tuning Workshop at HLRS, Germany. This workshop is a PRACE Training Centre (PTC) course. The workshop will be held online, using the Zoom platform.

  • 28-30 Jul 2020

    PATC POP 34th VI-HPS Tuning Workshop

    POP experts will give an overview of the VI-HPS programming tools suite, explain the functionality of individual tools, and how to use them effectively, and offer hands-on experience and expert assistance using the tools at the 34th VI-HPS Tuning Workshop at EPCC, Scotland. This workshop is a PRACE Training Centre (PTC) course. The workshop will be held online, using the Collaborate platform.

  • 8 Jul 2020

    16th POP Guest Webinar - Inclusive Leadership and Inspiring Action and Innovation

    Diversity is now a buzzword that gets attention wherever you go. But actually embarking on a programme to hire and retain diverse talent is not as easy as it first seems! In this live webinar, Dr Toni Collis will discuss why equity, diversity and inclusion and achieving success for your team, innovation and research are not mutually exclusive.

  • 15 May 2020

    15th POP User Webinar - Addressing Biomedical Challenges with High Performance Computing

    In this live webinar, Jon McCullough (University College London) will outline some of CompBioMed's achievements on HPC infrastructure in computational biomedicine. It will also highlight the results of previous interactions between the CompBioMed and POP CoEs and possible avenues for future collaboration.

  • 2 Apr 2020

    14th POP Webinar - Energy Efficient Computing using Dynamic Tuning

    In this live webinar Lubomir Riha (IT4Innovations) will present the MERIC tool designed to improve the energy-efficiency of HPC applications using a methodology of dynamic tuning of HPC applications, developed under the H2020 READEX project. It supports manual or binary instrumentation of the analysed applications to simplify the analysis.

  • 23 Jan 2020

    13th POP Webinar - Guided Performance Analysis and Optimization using MAQAO

    In this live webinar Salah Jäsper Ibnamar (UVSQ) will present the different components of MAQAO and how the tool performs multiple analyses which are later aggregated into graphical performance views and suggestions on the compilation process or the implementation. He will also present how MAQAO predictions of the speed-up to be gained from the suggested optimizations can help developers understand an application's behavior on a target processor architecture.

  • 17-22 Nov 2019

    Supercomputing Conference, Denver, US

    Established in 1988, the annual SC conference continues to grow steadily in size and impact each year. Approximately 5,000 people participate in the technical program, with about 11,000 people overall. You can meet our experts at the research exhibition booth of BSC (#1975), HLRS (#409), IT4I (#2219), JSC (#1563), or NAG (#932).

  • 12 Nov 2019

    12th POP User Webinar - The Successful Interaction of ChEESE and POP

    In this live webinar Claudia Rosas (POP) and Mauricio Hanzich (ChEESE) report on the POP performance assessments of the ChEESE codes at the start of the project. They will look in more detail at one of these, a physical volcanology code called Fall3D and will explain how work conducted within ChEESE, aided by insights provided by the POP assessment, has led to a 10x improvement in scalability in a fairly short period of time.

  • 28-29 Oct 2019

    International CAE Conference, Vicenza, Italy

    POP will make a return visit to this leading Computer Aided Engineering conference, now in its 35th year. We will have a stand in the research agorà, which provides major projects an opportunity to promote their activities and disseminate their results. Here, we will discuss the work of POP and provide live demos of the profiling software we use.

  • 25-27 Sep 2019

    CompBioMed Conference, London, UK

    The CompBioMed conference will address all aspects of the rapidly burgeoning domain of computational biomedicine, from genome through organ to whole human and population levels, embracing data driven, mechanistic modelling and simulation, machine learning and combinations thereof. You can hear all about POP in one of the Friday sessions.

  • 17-19 Sep 2019

    UK RSE Conference, Birmingham, UK

    The UK Research Software Engineering (RSE) conference will focus on software development for the research and academic community. They have a varied talks and workshop programme split across multiple streams.

  • 9 Sep 2019

    11th POP Guest Webinar - Implementing I/O Best Practices to Improve System Performance with Ellexus

    In this live webinar Guest Lecturer Rosemary Francis will explain common I/O problems and best practices to implement easy performance wins. She will outline I/O profiling for improving application performance as well as I/O monitoring for improving HPC system performance through good application deployment.

  • 5 July 2019

    10th POP Guest Webinar - Software for Linear Algebra Targeting Exascale (SLATE) Project

    In this live webinar Guest Lecturer Jack Dongarra will discuss the SLATE Project. SLATE is to provide fundamental dense linear algebra capabilities for today’s high-performance computing (HPC) community. To this end, SLATE will provide basic dense matrix operations (e.g., matrix multiplication, rank-k update, triangular solve), linear systems solvers, least square solvers, singular value and eigenvalue solvers.

  • 24-28 June 2019

    PATC POP 33rd VI-HPS Tuning Workshop

    POP experts will give an overview of the VI-HPS programming tools suite, explain the functionality of individual tools, and how to use them effectively, and offer hands-on experience and expert assistance using the tools at the 33rd VI-HPS Tuning Workshop at the Juelich Supercomputing Centre, Germany. This workshop is a PRACE Training Centre (PTC) course.

  • 18-20 June 2019

    POP @ ISC High Performance 2019

    Visit our experts at the research exhibition booths of BSC (#A-1412) or JSC/HLRS (B-1310) at the ISC High Performance 2019 conference. In addition, Bernd Mohr will introduce the POP CoE and its services at the PACE booth (B-1320) on Wednesday, June 19, at 13:30.

  • 11-12 June 2017

    POP @ Teratec Forum 2017

    POP is taking part in the Exhibition as part of the research booth on "European HPC Centres of Excellence" on June 11 and 12, 2019 as part of the Teratec Forum.

  • 21 May 2019

    9th POP Webinar -- Exascale Matrix Factorization: Using Supercomputers and Machine Learning for Drug Discovery

    This live webinar will present the ExCAPE project, the Bayesian Matrix Factorization techniques used and how the POP CoE gave us crucial insights into the scaling bottlenecks of our code and so helped us remove them. We will also present how the HPC infrastructure and implementations were crucial to giving insights that helped the pharma industry in their drug discovery process.

  • 24-26 April 2019

    PATC POP 32th VI-HPS Tuning Workshop

    POP experts will give an overview of the VI-HPS programming tools suite, explain the functionality of individual tools, and how to use them effectively, and offer hands-on experience and expert assistance using the tools at the 32th VI-HPS Tuning Workshop at the University of Bristol, UK. This workshop is a PRACE Training Centre (PTC) course.

  • 12 March 2019

    8th POP Webinar -- POP Case Study: 3x Speed Improvement for Zenotech's zCFD Solver

    This live webinar will describe the work that POP and Zenotech undertook to investigate the performance of zCFD. An initial Performance Audit using Intel's VTune Amplifier performance profiler identified several areas of potential improvement, which Zenotech went on to address in a POP Proof-of-Concept (PoC) study.

  • 21-25 January 2019

    PATC POP 30th VI-HPS Tuning Workshop

    POP experts will give an overview of the VI-HPS programming tools suite, explain the functionality of individual tools, and how to use them effectively, and offer hands-on experience and expert assistance using the tools at the 30th VI-HPS Tuning Workshop at BSC, Barcelona, Spain. This workshop is a PRACE Training Centre (PTC) course.

  • 8-11 January 2019

    POP @ E-CAM Extended Software Development Workshop: Scaling Electronic Structure Applications

    POP experts support the E-CAM CoE by presenting performance analysis and instrumentation methods and tools including hands-on training at the E-CAM Extended Software Development Workshop: Scaling Electronic Structure Applications in Dublin, Irland.

  • 7 June 2018

    7th POP Webinar -- Large-Scale Application Execution Performance Assessment

    This live webinar will cover understanding the challenges of large-scale application execution, understanding the associated performance measurement and analysis issues, best practice use of the Scalasca toolset, and how it is used with some large-scale application executions.

  • 28 March 2018

    6th POP Webinar -- Impact of Sequential Performance on Parallel Codes

    This live webinar will discuss the impact of sequential performance in parallel codes, present three metrics derived from hardware counter measurements, introduce some advanced analytics, and show examples of the insight this analysis provides.

  • 15 March 2018

    POP Tutorial on Performance Analysis

    POP will present the tutorial "Performance Analysis: An introduction to the tools and performance analysis methodology used in POP CoE" at Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2018 on Thursday 15th March 2018.

  • 1 February 2018

    5th POP Webinar -- Parallel I/O Profiling Using Darshan

    This live webinar will give an introduction to parallel storage/file systems, discuss parallel I/O models available for MPI codes, provide programming hints and tips on how to efficiently write I/O for MPI codes, and introduce the Darshan profiling tool, including a live demo.

  • 13 December 2017

    POP @ CIUK Conference

    Learn more about "Not Only Fortran and MPI: The Performance Optimisation and Productivity Centre of Excellence's View of HPC Software in Europe" at the CIUK conference in Manchester, UK.

  • 11-14 December 2017

    [CANCELED]  POP + EoCoE Open hands-on workshop on HPC benchmarking and performance analysis

    The two centres of excellence in computer application EoCoE and POP will join forces once more to hold a hands-on workshop on HPC benchmarking and performance analysis at Maison de la Simulation near Paris.

  • 6-7 November 2017

    POP @ International CAE Conference

    The International CAE Conference (6th-7th November in Vicenza, Italy) is the principal conference in the area of simulation based engineering and science.

  • 11 October 2017

    3rd POP Webinar -- Understand the Performance of your Application with just Three Numbers

    This live webinar will discuss whether it is possible to compute a very limited number of metrics for a parallel MPI application that explain its behaviour in terms of fundamental properties.

  • 3 August 2017

    2nd POP Webinar -- Getting Performance from OpenMP Programs on NUMA Architectures

    This live webinar will discuss the approaches to getting the best performance from OpenMP applications on NUMA machines. We will motivate this talk with practical examples showing best practices.

  • June 2017

    POP @ Teratec Forum 2017

    POP is taking part in the European Research Cafe on June 27 and 28, 2017 as part of the Teratec Forum.

  • 20 June 2017

    POP @ ISC 2017

    Come to our POP BoF at ISC 2017 or visit our experts at the research booths of BSC (#A-1412), NAG (#J-616) or JSC/HLRS (B-1310).

  • 15 June 2017

    1st POP Webinar -- How to Improve the Performance of Parallel Codes

    This 30-minute live webinar will discuss how to improve the performance of parallel codes. We will present a systematic approach to optimising these codes, while pointing out the various factors that should be considered. We will illustrate the talk with practical examples involving real codes.

  • 19 May 2017

    POP User Forum @ European HPC Summit Week 2017

    Next POP User Forum at Barcelona, Spain on May 19, 2017 in conjunction with European HPC Summit Week 2017. Register HERE!

  • Apr 2017

    POP collaborates again with EoCoE

    3rd EoCoE / POP Workshop on Benchmarking and Performance Analysis at Barcelona, Spain April 24 to 27, 2017.

  • Feb 2017

    POP Tutorial @ Southampton

    Joint POP - VIHPS tutorial at Southampton, UK (with support of EPCC-PATC) on February 8 to 10, 2017.

  • Dec 2016

    POP Tutorial @ Ostrava

    POP will provide a performance optimization and productivity tutorial at IT4I in Ostrava, Czech Republic on December 14 to 15, 2016.

  • Nov 2016

    POP @ SC 2016

    Visit our experts at the research booths of BSC (#2511), HLRS (#1743), JSC (#2413) or NAG (#1522) or get information at the shared EXDCI/PRACE booth (#3000)

  • Oct 2016

    POP Twitter Feed Finally Active

    Follow our tweets at @POP_HPC.

  • Sep 2016

    POP LinkedIn Group Created

    In order to provide a user forum for discussing POP services and parallel performance tools and methods in general, a LinkedIn group was created.

  • Sep 2016

    POP @ RSE 2016

    POP represented by NAG will participate in the 1st Conference of Research Software Engineers on September 15 and 16, 2016 in the UK.

  • Jul 2016

    POP @ HPCS 2016

    POP represented by NAG will participate in the 2016 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation on July 18 to 22, 2016 in Austria.

  • Jun 2016

    POP @ Teratec Forum

    POP represented by BSC and NAG will participate in the Teratec Forum on June 28 and 29, 2016 in France.

  • Jun 2016

    POP @ ISC 2016

    Come to our POP BoF at ISC 2016 or visit our experts at the research booths of BSC (#1202), NAG (#518) or JSC/HLRS (1310).

  • May 2016

    POP collaborates again with EoCoE

    2nd EoCoE / POP Workshop on Benchmarking and Performance Analysis at Maison de la Simulation, Saclay, France May 30 to Jun 02, 2016.

  • May 2016

    POP @ PRACEdays16

    POP will present our CoE with posters and a presentation at the EXDCI Workshop of the European HPC Summit week @ PRACEdays16.

  • Dec 2015

    POP collaborates with EoCoE

    1st EoCoE / POP Workshop on Benchmarking and Performance Analysis at Jülich Supercomputing Centre, December 8 to 11, 2015.

  • Nov 2015

    POP @ SC 2015

    Visit our experts at the research booths of BSC (#241), HLRS (#343), JSC (#233) or NAG (#1619).

  • Nov 2015

    The online POP service form is now available!

    Use the Request Service Form to ask for a POP service and we will contact you back.

  • Oct 2015

    Project started on October 1st!

    BSC press release (PDF)