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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In order to request our services, use our Request Service Form.

Services provided by POP

  • Parallel Application Performance Assessment

    • 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)
    • If needed, undertakes further performance evaluations to identify the root causes of the issues found and qualify and quantify approaches to address them (recommendations)
  • Second Level Services

    • Second level services may follow after conclusion of an initial performance assessment.
      Currently, we offer 4 different second level services:
      • Proof-of-concept: explore the potential benefit of proposed optimisations by applying them to selected regions of the applications
      • Correctness-check: evaluate the correctness of hybrid MPI + OpenMP applications
      • Energy-efficiency study: investigate potential improvements of energy consumption or efficiency
      • Advisory study: ongoing consultancy for customers that choose to implement proposed optimisations on their own
  • Training

    • Performance analysis of parallel applications: processes and tools
    • Webinars