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)
    • Combines former Performance Audit (?) and Performance Plan (!)
    • Small to medium effort, split between our experts and the customer (1-3 months)
    • Example performance audit report:  
  • Proof-of-Concept (✔)

    • Follow-up service
    • Experiments and mock-up tests for customer codes (after initial performance assessment)
    • Kernel extraction, parallelisation, mini-apps experiments to demonstrate the actual benefits of proposed optimisations
    • Larger effort (3-6 months), but biggest impact on customer code
  • Training

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