Introducing the Open Trace Format (OTF)

  • Andreas Knüpfer
  • Ronny Brendel
  • Holger Brunst
  • Hartmut Mix
  • Wolfgang E. Nagel
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3992)


This paper introduces the new Open Trace Format. The first part provides a small overview about Trace Format Libraries in general and existing Formats/Libraries and their features. After that the important requirements are discussed. In particular it concerns efficient parallel and selective access to trace data. The following part presents design decisions and features of OTF comprehensively. Finally, there is some early evaluation of OTF. It features comparison of storage size for several examples as well as sequential and parallel I/O benchmarks. At the end, a conclusion will summarize the results and give some outlook.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Knüpfer
    • 1
  • Ronny Brendel
    • 1
  • Holger Brunst
    • 1
  • Hartmut Mix
    • 1
  • Wolfgang E. Nagel
    • 1
  1. 1.ZIHTU DresdenGermany

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