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Schedule: November 12-18th 2005
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P18: Portable Performance Characterization of the Community Climate System Model (CCSM3) with Tuning and Analysis Utilities (Tau)

Session: Posters: Performance

Event Type: Poster

Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Speaker(s): George R Carr Jr, John B Drake, Michael W Ham, Forrest M Hoffman, Sameer Shende, Patrick H Worley

Location: 4th Floor South Lobby

Abstract:

We present our experiences characterizing the performance of the CCSM using the Tau on several HPC systems.

CCSM is the primary model for global climate research in the US and is supported on a variety of computer systems. The model development is coordinated by the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the code has demonstrated performance portability across vector and cache based parallel architectures. The application is composed of five executables run in MPMD mode using MPI and may use OpenMP for portions of the processing. Characterizing the performance on a given platform can be very difficult and time consuming.

Tau is a collection of tools which support portable HPC application performance characterization on a number of the HPC systems of interest to the CCSM community. Tau is being developed jointly by the University of Oregon, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Research Centre Julich supporting a growing list of HPC users.




Chair/Speaker Details:

George R Carr Jr
NCAR

John B Drake
ORNL

Michael W Ham
ORNL

Forrest M Hoffman
ORNL

Sameer Shende
U Oregon

Patrick H Worley
ORNL