The NCSA is offering a free web-based seminar on getting started with performance tools. The National Center for Supercomputing Applications, based at the University of Illinois, is renowned for it’s expertise in the HPC-environment. Their courses and trainings are among the best in the world.
From their website:
Event Title: Getting Started with Performance Tools
Speaker: Galen Arnold, NCSA
Start Date: 2010-02-25
End Date: 2010-02-25
Start time: 13:30:00 Central Time
End time: 15:00:00 Central Time
Event Type: Webinar
Registration is required for this event. Please complete the Registration Form.
This webinar will provide an introduction to performance tools and techniques. A common application, High Performance Linpack (HPL), will be analyzed with profiling tools from a high level progressing down to how the code is mapped onto hardware. To do this, HPL will be analyzed with profiling tools for both user and system time and then a representative component of HPL (matrix multiply) from a near-the-hardware vantage point will be used to show how it can be tuned. Finally, emerging trends in performance tool development will be described.
This tutorial is intended for users with basic parallel programming experience who are new to the performance engineering process.
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