PRACE Course: Node-Level Performance Engineering

Weinberg, Volker Volker.Weinberg at
Sa Jan 19 14:45:09 CET 2019

Dear HPC users of LRZ,

we are pleased to announce that the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre will offer a "PRACE Course: Node-Level Performance Engineering" in collaboration with the Erlangen Regional Computing Centre (RRZE).

Date & Location:
Wednesday, February 20 - Thursday, February 21, 2019 9:00 - 17:00
Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Garching near Munich, Boltzmannstr. 1, Hörsaal H.E.009 (Lecture hall)

Course Description:
This course teaches performance engineering approaches on the compute node level. "Performance engineering" as we define it is more than employing tools to identify hotspots and bottlenecks. It is about developing a thorough understanding of the interactions between software and hardware. This process must start at the core, socket, and node level, where the code gets executed that does the actual computational work. Once the architectural requirements of a code are understood and correlated with performance measurements, the potential benefit of optimizations can often be predicted. We introduce a "holistic" node-level performance engineering strategy, apply it to different algorithms from computational science, and also show how an awareness of the performance features of an application may lead to notable reductions in power consumption.

Dr.-Ing. Jan Eitzinger, Dr. habil. Georg Hager (RRZE, Uni. Erlangen)

Registration and further information:

Further upcoming courses:
C++ for Beginners @ RRZE<>
Monday, February 11 - Friday, February 15, 2019, 9:00 - 17:00
PRACE Course: Node-Level Performance Engineering<>
Wednesday, February 20 - Thursday, February 21, 2019 9:00 - 17:00
Parallel Programming of High Performance Systems<>
Monday, February 25 - Friday, March 1, 2019, 9:00-18:00
Workshop - ANSYS Technology Day @ LRZ<>
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 09:00-16:00
Programming with Fortran<>
Wednesday, March 06 - Friday, March 08, 2019, 9:00-18:00
PRACE Course: Advanced Topics in High Performance Computing<>
Monday, March 18, 2019 - Thursday, March 21, 2019, 9:00-17:30
Introduction to Semantic Patching of C programs with Coccinelle<>
Thursday, April 4, 2019, 10:00 - 17:00
Introduction to ANSYS Fluid Dynamics (CFX, Fluent) on LRZ HPC Systems<>
Monday, April 8 - Friday, April 12, 2019, 09:00-17:00

Information on further HPC courses:

  *   by LRZ:
  *   by the Gauss Centre of Supercomputing (GCS):
  *   by German Centres (collected by the Gauß-Allianz):
  *   by the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE):

Please also pass this course announcement to other interested colleagues.
Kind regards,
Volker Weinberg


Dr. Volker Weinberg
Leibniz Supercomputing Centre of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities
- HPC Systems and Services -

email:   weinberg at<mailto:weinberg at>
address: Boltzmannstr. 1 - D-85748 Garching bei Muenchen
room:    E.1.016
phone:   +49 (89) 35831-8863

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