Our experts provide performance optimisation and productivity services for (your?) academic AND industrial code(s) in all domains! We offer a portfolio of services designed to help our users optimise parallel software and understand performance issues. Whilst our primary customers are code developers & owners our services are also available to code users and infrastructure & service centres.

The services are free of charge to academic, research or commercial organisations in the EU!

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Services provided by POP

?   Parallel Application Performance Audit

  • This is our primary service
  • Initial analysis measuring a range of performance metrics to assess quality of performance and identify the issues affecting performance (at customer site).
  • Small effort, split between our experts and the customer (< 1 month)
  • Example performance audit report:  

!   Parallel Application Performance Plan

  • Follow-up on the performance audit service
  • Undertakes further performance evaluations to identify the root causes of the issues found and qualify and quantify approaches to address them
  • Larger effort (1-3 months)

✔   Proof-of-Concept

  • Experiments and mock-up tests for customer codes (after initial performance audit or performance plan)
  • Work based on kernel extraction, parallelisation, mini-apps experiments to demonstrate the actual benefits of proposed optimisations
  • 6 months effort, but biggest impact on customer code

-   Training

  • Performance analysis of parallel applications: processes and tools