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Optimizing HPC Applications with Intel Cluster Tools

Hunting Petaflops

Authors: Supalov, A., Semin, A., Dahnken, C., Klemm, M.

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  • Optimizing HPC Applications with Intel® 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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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.

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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.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • No Time to Read This Book?

    Supalov, Alexander (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Overview of Platform Architectures

    Supalov, Alexander (et al.)

    Pages 11-37

  • Top-Down Software Optimization

    Supalov, Alexander (et al.)

    Pages 39-53

  • Addressing System Bottlenecks

    Supalov, Alexander (et al.)

    Pages 55-85

  • Addressing Application Bottlenecks: Distributed Memory

    Supalov, Alexander (et al.)

    Pages 87-171

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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-6497-2
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-6496-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Optimizing HPC Applications with Intel Cluster Tools
Book Subtitle
Hunting Petaflops
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Alexander Supalov and Andrey Semin and Christopher Dahnken and Michael Klemm
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-6497-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-6497-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-6496-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 300
Number of Illustrations and Tables
74 b/w illustrations
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