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Mini-applications: Vehicles for Co-Design

SESSION: Research Poster Reception

EVENT TYPE: ACM Student Research Competition Poster, Poster, Electronic Poster

TIME: 5:15PM - 7:00PM


AUTHOR(S):Richard F. Barrett, Michael A. Heroux, Paul T. Lin, Courtenay T. Vaughan, Alan B. Williams

ROOM:WSCC North Galleria 2nd/3rd Floors

Application performance is determined by a combination of many choices: hardware plat-form, runtime environment, languages and compilers used, algorithm choice and implementation, and more. In this complicated environment, we find that the use of mini-applications– small self-contained proxies for real applications–is an excellent approach for rapidly exploring the parameter space of all these choices. Furthermore, use of mini-applications enriches the interaction between application, library and computer system developers by providing explicit functioning software and concrete performance results that lead to detailed, focused discussions of design trade-offs, algorithm choices and runtime performance issues. In this poster we discuss a collection of mini-applications and demonstrate how we use them to analyze and improve application performance on new and future computer platforms.

Chair/Author Details:

Bernd Mohr (Chair) - Juelich Supercomputing Centre

Richard F. Barrett - Sandia National Laboratories

Michael A. Heroux - Sandia National Laboratories

Paul T. Lin - Sandia National Laboratories

Courtenay T. Vaughan - Sandia National Laboratories

Alan B. Williams - Sandia National Laboratories

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