PERISCOPE: An Online-Based Distributed Performance Analysis Tool

  • Shajulin Benedict
  • Ventsislav Petkov
  • Michael Gerndt
Conference paper


This paper presents PERISCOPE - an online distributed performance analysis tool that searches for a wide range of performance bottlenecks in parallel applications. It consists of a set of agents that capture and analyze application and hardware-related properties in an autonomous fashion. The paper focuses on the Periscope design, the different search methodologies, and the steps involved to do an online performance analysis. A new graphical user-friendly interface based on Eclipse is introduced. Through the use of this new easy-to-use graphical interface, remote execution, selection of the type of analysis, and the inspection of the found properties can be performed in an intuitive and easy way. In addition, a real-world application, namely, the GENE code, a grand challenge problem of plasma physics is analyzed using Periscope. The results are illustrated in terms of found properties and scalability issues.


Performance Data Performance Property High Performance Computing Scalability Issue User Region 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shajulin Benedict
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  • Ventsislav Petkov
  • Michael Gerndt
  1. 1.Fakultät für Informatik I10Technische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany

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