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Primeur weekly 2014-06-30

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Innovative HTC facilities needed to support computational genomics at the application and data level ...

HPC-assisted cell-based immunotherapy successful in curing melanoma ...

Restless hearts are simulated with real-time modelling at IBM Research in Zurich ...

A live report from the Adapteva A-1 "smallest supercomputer in the world" launch at ISC'14 ...

The Cloud

HP launches Helion Managed Services for optimizing Cloud storage workloads ...

Oracle unveils next generation Virtual Compute Appliance ...

Desktop Grids

ATLAS@Home crowd computing project launched at CERN ...

EuroFlash

a.s.r. uses ADVA Optical Networking's GNOC for critical network monitoring and maintenance ...

ADVA Optical Networking launches new era of data centre connectivity with Big Data transport solution ...

KTH wins from crystal clear insight into application performance with Allinea Performance Reports ...

Neurological simulation milestone reached after UCL embraces Allinea's tools on UK's largest supercomputer ...

Bright Computing is building on its success in data centres across Europe ...

UK Atomic Weapons Establishment launches SGI supercomputer ...

Spectra Logic tape library to archive the UK's fastest supercomputer ...

Physicists find way to boot up quantum computers 72 times faster than previously possible ...

In the fast lane: Mediatec uses Calibre UK LEDView530 scalers at FIA World Endurance Championships ...

The upcoming cybernetic age is one of intellectual capital ...

International Supercomputing Conference moves to Frankfurt, Germany in 2015 ...

USFlash

DataDirect Networks helps EMSL speed climate, energy and bioscience discoveries with high performance and massively scalable storage ...

Spectra and the Tandy Supercomputer shorten calculation rates from days to minutes, saving time and lives ...

New A*STAR-SMU centre combines high-powered computing and behavioural sciences to study people-centric issues ...

Scheduling algorithms based on game theory makes better use of computational resources ...

National Renewable Energy Laboratory supercomputer tackles power grid problems ...

Simulations helps scientists understand and control turbulence in humans and machines ...

Stampede supercomputer enables discoveries throughout science and engineering ...

Supercomputing simulations crucial to the study of Ras protein in determining anticancer drugs ...

Stampede supercomputer powers innovations in DNA sequencing technologies ...

Stampede supercomputer helps researchers design and test improved hurricane forecasting system ...

NSF-supported Stampede supercomputer powers innovations in materials science ...

D-Wave and predecessors: From simulated to quantum annealing ...

HPC server market shrinks -9.6% in the first quarter of 2014, according to IDC ...

University of Maryland's Deepthought2 debuts in global supercomputer rankings ...

Nine ways NSF-supported supercomputers help scientists understand and treat the disease ...

CAST releases wysiwyg R33 ...

KTH wins from crystal clear insight into application performance with Allinea Performance Reports

11 Jun 2014 Stockholm - Allinea Software's latest product, Allinea Performance Reports, has proven its worth within weeks. The PDC Center for High-Performance Computing for the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden began using the performance tool in May and report it has already transformed the throughput of workloads running on their systems.

Allinea Performance Reports provides a simple report that tells the user how well optimized an application is for the system it is running on, what could be improved, and how it could benefit from running at scale. I/O or networking bottlenecks are instantly identified, and suggestions given on software and configuration changes that will improve performance.

"It's exactly what we wanted - simple and non-intrusive, and quickly identifying potentially problematic applications", stated Erwin Laure, director of the PDC Center for High-Performance Computing.

Erwin Laure runs the PDC Center for High-Performance Computing in Stockholm, Sweden, providing leading HPC services to Swedish academia as part of the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC), and internationally via the PRACE - Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe - infrastructure.

The tool is now running on three clusters at the centre - one Cray cluster for larger jobs and two smaller Linux clusters. Usage had been reaching 95% over 36,000 cores and it was vital to identify poor performance and resolve issues.

“Before using Allinea Performance Reports, we basically looked at applications in a non-systematic way, trying to spot the ones that use most resources, the ones with strange behaviours", stated Erwin Laure.

"Now, we just run Allinea Performance Reports, identify the problems and then allocate the time and resources that we need."

David Lecomber, CEO of Allinea Software, stated: "From talking to many HPC system owners, administrators and users we recognized the need for access to information on exactly how applications are performing. They all thought there would be more performance to be discovered, if only they knew where to look. Allinea Performance Reports provides that information: It's simple, precise and reports results immediately - and it's satisfying to hear how well it performs for KTH in Sweden."

In the long term, Allinea Performance Reports will help Erwin Laure's users to complete more research, more efficiently, from the resource available.

Erwin Laure continued: "If we make sure our resources are used more efficiently, we can support more users. There will always be demand and there will always be a shortage of resource for all the science that could be done or should be done - it's ever expanding. But it makes sense to be as efficient as we can be and to identify and improve poorly performing applications."
Source: Allinea Software

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2014-06-30

Special

Innovative HTC facilities needed to support computational genomics at the application and data level ...

HPC-assisted cell-based immunotherapy successful in curing melanoma ...

Restless hearts are simulated with real-time modelling at IBM Research in Zurich ...

A live report from the Adapteva A-1 "smallest supercomputer in the world" launch at ISC'14 ...

The Cloud

HP launches Helion Managed Services for optimizing Cloud storage workloads ...

Oracle unveils next generation Virtual Compute Appliance ...

Desktop Grids

ATLAS@Home crowd computing project launched at CERN ...

EuroFlash

a.s.r. uses ADVA Optical Networking's GNOC for critical network monitoring and maintenance ...

ADVA Optical Networking launches new era of data centre connectivity with Big Data transport solution ...

KTH wins from crystal clear insight into application performance with Allinea Performance Reports ...

Neurological simulation milestone reached after UCL embraces Allinea's tools on UK's largest supercomputer ...

Bright Computing is building on its success in data centres across Europe ...

UK Atomic Weapons Establishment launches SGI supercomputer ...

Spectra Logic tape library to archive the UK's fastest supercomputer ...

Physicists find way to boot up quantum computers 72 times faster than previously possible ...

In the fast lane: Mediatec uses Calibre UK LEDView530 scalers at FIA World Endurance Championships ...

The upcoming cybernetic age is one of intellectual capital ...

International Supercomputing Conference moves to Frankfurt, Germany in 2015 ...

USFlash

DataDirect Networks helps EMSL speed climate, energy and bioscience discoveries with high performance and massively scalable storage ...

Spectra and the Tandy Supercomputer shorten calculation rates from days to minutes, saving time and lives ...

New A*STAR-SMU centre combines high-powered computing and behavioural sciences to study people-centric issues ...

Scheduling algorithms based on game theory makes better use of computational resources ...

National Renewable Energy Laboratory supercomputer tackles power grid problems ...

Simulations helps scientists understand and control turbulence in humans and machines ...

Stampede supercomputer enables discoveries throughout science and engineering ...

Supercomputing simulations crucial to the study of Ras protein in determining anticancer drugs ...

Stampede supercomputer powers innovations in DNA sequencing technologies ...

Stampede supercomputer helps researchers design and test improved hurricane forecasting system ...

NSF-supported Stampede supercomputer powers innovations in materials science ...

D-Wave and predecessors: From simulated to quantum annealing ...

HPC server market shrinks -9.6% in the first quarter of 2014, according to IDC ...

University of Maryland's Deepthought2 debuts in global supercomputer rankings ...

Nine ways NSF-supported supercomputers help scientists understand and treat the disease ...

CAST releases wysiwyg R33 ...