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Optimizing HPC Applications with Intel Cluster Tools

Hunting Petaflops

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  • Optimizing HPC Applications with IntelĀ® Cluster Tools combines an easygoing and informal style with a systematic methodology of parallel program optimization.

  • Real-life examples convey the best known optimization methods applicable in high-performance Linux environments.

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvii
  2. No Time to Read This Book?

    • Alexander Supalov, Andrey Semin, Michael Klemm, Christopher Dahnken
    Pages 1-10Open Access
  3. Overview of Platform Architectures

    • Alexander Supalov, Andrey Semin, Michael Klemm, Christopher Dahnken
    Pages 11-37Open Access
  4. Top-Down Software Optimization

    • Alexander Supalov, Andrey Semin, Michael Klemm, Christopher Dahnken
    Pages 39-53Open Access
  5. Addressing System Bottlenecks

    • Alexander Supalov, Andrey Semin, Michael Klemm, Christopher Dahnken
    Pages 55-85Open Access
  6. Addressing Application Bottlenecks: Distributed Memory

    • Alexander Supalov, Andrey Semin, Michael Klemm, Christopher Dahnken
    Pages 87-171Open Access
  7. Addressing Application Bottlenecks: Shared Memory

    • Alexander Supalov, Andrey Semin, Michael Klemm, Christopher Dahnken
    Pages 173-200Open Access
  8. Addressing Application Bottlenecks: Microarchitecture

    • Alexander Supalov, Andrey Semin, Michael Klemm, Christopher Dahnken
    Pages 201-246Open Access
  9. Application Design Considerations

    • Alexander Supalov, Andrey Semin, Michael Klemm, Christopher Dahnken
    Pages 247-264Open Access
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 265-269

About this book

Optimizing HPC Applications with Intel® Cluster Tools takes the reader on a tour of the fast-growing area of high performance computing and the optimization of hybrid programs. These programs typically combine distributed memory and shared memory programming models and use the Message Passing Interface (MPI) and OpenMP for multi-threading to achieve the ultimate goal of high performance at low power consumption on enterprise-class workstations and compute clusters.

The book focuses on optimization for clusters consisting of the Intel® Xeon processor, but the optimization methodologies also apply to the Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor and heterogeneous clusters mixing both architectures. Besides the tutorial and reference content, the authors address and refute many myths and misconceptions surrounding the topic. The text is augmented and enriched by descriptions of real-life situations.

About the authors

Alexander Supalov, PhD, is Intel Cluster Tools Architect and a Senior Staff Engineer at Intel Corporation responsible for setting the direction of the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition and its components: Intel® MPI Library, Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector, and Intel® MPI Benchmarks. Alexander spent most of the time since early 90’s designing various message passing libraries for different platforms and using them at system and application levels. He was on the team that developed PARMACS 6.0 in 1993, the first full MPI-2 implementation in 2000, and the first Intel® MPI Library in 2004 that became a truly desktop-to PetaFLOPs product by now. Alexander represents Intel Corporation at the MPI Forum, holds 16 patents, and sits on the EuroMPI programme committee.

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