13 Oct 2017 Barcelona - Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) published a video interview with Jesús Labarta, Director of the Computer Sciences Department at BSC, on why performance analysis is crucial to getting the most out of computers. In the interview, Labarta discusses the results of the POP project - the Performance Optimisation and Productivity Centre of Excellence in Computing Applications. According to Labarta, POP's performance analysis results in HPC performance improvements ranging from 10% to more than 10 times. Aimed at both developers and users of applications, as well as infrastructure providers, POP's services centre around an external assessment of parallel codes.
An indepth text version of the interview is available on the HiPEAC blog.