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Beyond Performance Tools: Measuring and Modeling Productivity in HPC

Michael O. McCracken, Nicole Wolter, Allan Snavely
2007 Third International Workshop on Software Engineering for High Performance Computing Applications (SE-HPC '07)  
The common measure of merit widely put forward in High-Performance Computing (HPC), high computational performance as measured in floating-point operations per second (FLOPs), does not account for many  ...  In this paper we discuss these bottlenecks, show an approach to analyzing productivity based on measurement and modeling of HPC workflow, and present plans for measurement and experimentation tools to  ...  Introduction Using high-performance computing (HPC) resources is a prerequisite for a great deal of current scientific research.  ... 
doi:10.1109/se-hpc.2007.2 fatcat:tjskmamesfedpddz4zvaaftjdu

A metric space for productivity measurement in software development

Robert W. Numrich, Lorin Hochstein, Victor R. Basili
2005 Proceedings of the second international workshop on Software engineering for high performance computing system applications - SE-HPCS '05  
. • Is there a Principle of Least Action that describes high performance computing?  ...  Assign power ratings to each activity. • Integrate the power over time to obtain the accumulated work (effort). • Integrate the work over time to get the accumulated action. • Define a metric space based on  ... 
doi:10.1145/1145319.1145324 fatcat:tm5jr4ljwfcbvg4rdnnnp7lrc4

Challenges in measuring HPCS learner productivity in an age of ubiquitous computing

S. Asgari
2004 "Software Engineering for High Performance Computing System (HPCS) Applications" W3S Workshop - 26th International Conference on Software Engineering   unpublished
This paper describes our efforts in the High Productivity Computing Systems project to better calculate effort data among a set of student programming exercises.  ...  Collecting development data automatically is difficult in this era of ubiquitous home computing.  ...  High Performance Computing course participated.  ... 
doi:10.1049/ic:20040414 fatcat:qauldy3ubfdxnkuvm5n2ef5zxa

Measuring performance of reverse supply chains in a computer hardware company

M.B. Butar Butar, D. Sanders, G. Tewkesbury
2014 2014 IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology  
This paper focuses on measuring performance of reverse supply chains in computer hardware companies. A simple general framework of the company is presented as well as a mathematical model.  ...  This paper will focus on performance measurement in a computer hardware reverse supply chain, particularly on computer hardware recycling and refurbishing facilities. This paper introduces: 1.  ...  Performance Measurement Performance measurement is often discussed but rarely defined. There are many reasons why companies measure their performance.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icmit.2014.6942476 fatcat:bngm4pqc5vheji5ub4iy7iujdu

The Effect of Organizational Innovation and Information and Communications Technology on Firm Performance

Surendra Gera, Wulong Gu
2004 International Productivity Monitor  
We find that while ICT is productive on its own, it is more productive in firms that combine high levels of ICT with high levels of organizational change.  ...  The firms that combine high levels of ICT and high levels of worker skills have better firm performance  ...  Firm Performance The WES provides a rich set of measures on firm performance.  ... 
doaj:80249b43841a49ab891b4b87c93042be fatcat:5hjfpyehurfmjcrvwlyrbwu44q

Performance/Power Design Space Exploration and Analysis for GPU Based Software

Hana Park, Young Woong Ko, Jungmin So, Jeong-Gun Lee
2013 International Journal of Control and Automation  
On the other hand, power and energy consumptions are also becoming important design criteria.  ...  Consequently, software designs have to consider the power/energy consumptions together with performance when they are developing software.  ...  Quad or hexa-core processors are not only available for high-performance computing but also available for general computing in desktop personal computers.  ... 
doi:10.14257/ijca.2013.6.6.35 fatcat:5g33mcc7argfnekuuedztmuxde

PROPER 2010: Third Workshop on Productivity and Performance – Tools for HPC Application Development [chapter]

Andreas Knüpfer, Jens Doleschal, Matthias Müller, Felix Wolf
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Foreword The PROPER workshop addresses the need for productivity and performance in high performance computing.  ...  And secondly, to cope with the next bigger problem, which requires more CPUs, memory, etc. to be able to compute it at all. Tool support for the user is essential for productivity and performance.  ...  Foreword The PROPER workshop addresses the need for productivity and performance in high performance computing.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-21878-1_59 fatcat:x2l25rogl5hb7gs3srtmtf67ye

The Effect of Organizational Innovation and Information Technology on Firm Performance

Wulong Gu, Gera Surendra
2004 Social Science Research Network  
We find that while ICT is productive on its own, it is more productive in firms that combine high levels of ICT with high levels of organizational change.  ...  The firms that combine high levels of ICT and high levels of worker skills have better firm performance. JEL No.  ...  Firm Performance The WES provides a rich set of measures on firm performance. We use five such measures: productivity changes, sales growth, profit changes, product innovation and process innovation.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1404689 fatcat:6gsmavjtardbvkzynnirbxzmna

The Impact of Cloud Based Information Systems on Organization's Performance

Dr. Ahmed Yass Algrari
2017 IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering  
Organizational productivity is one of the most widely used accounting performance indicator of evaluation of the information systems value, Among the financial marketbased measures, adopters of the performance-based  ...  approach towards determining IS value often utilize return on assets, performance measures have proven to be useful in identification of the business value of the information technology and information  ...  most from cloud computing effect on organization' performance.  ... 
doi:10.9790/0661-1902024246 fatcat:rak2gcpcyjeznbye2fetsmeb3q

HPC Benchmarking: Scaling Right and Looking Beyond the Average [chapter]

Milan Radulovic, Kazi Asifuzzaman, Paul Carpenter, Petar Radojković, Eduard Ayguadé
2018 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper, we execute seven production HPC applications on a production HPC platform, and analyse the key performance bottlenecks: FLOPS performance and memory bandwidth congestion, and the implications  ...  We show that the results depend significantly on the number of execution processes and granularity of measurements.  ...  High-performance Conjugate Gradients High Performance Conjugate Gradients (HPCG) [5] , has been released as a complement to the FLOPs-bound HPL.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-96983-1_10 fatcat:vg7qzywvlzbzvg5vkh3f477fha

Loss of Productivity Due to Neck/Shoulder Symptoms and Hand/Arm Symptoms: Results from the PROMO-Study

Swenne G. van den Heuvel, Stefan IJmker, Birgitte M. Blatter, Elsbeth M. de Korte
2007 Journal of occupational rehabilitation  
pain intensity, various physical and psychosocial factors and productivity loss in computer workers with neck/shoulder and hand/arm symptoms.  ...  Introduction The objective of the present study is to describe the extent of productivity loss among computer workers with neck/shoulder symptoms and hand/ arm symptoms, and to examine associations between  ...  For most types of employment, there is no objective account of productivity with which to assess an employee's performance. In the present study computer usage was measured by a software program.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10926-007-9095-y pmid:17636455 pmcid:PMC2039785 fatcat:vpsuhlcz4zgrfh52bf5zmndbk4

Measuring High Performance Computing Productivity

Stuart Faulk, John Gustafson, Philip Johnson, Adam Porter, Walter Tichy, Lawrence Votta
2004 The international journal of high performance computing applications  
One key to improving high performance computing (HPC) productivity is to find better ways to measure it.  ...  Traditional software productivity metrics and computing benchmarks have proven inadequate for assessing or predicting such end-to-end productivity.  ...  His research areas are HPC, performance analysis, parallel architectures, numerical analysis, algorithms, and computer graphics.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1094342004048539 fatcat:owxhfoi4anfbzatjnkfhkqs2t4

Performance Modeling and Scalability for the ICON Model

Philipp Neumann
2019 Zenodo  
I will present recent considerations on measuring and predicting performance of weather and climate models at the example of the ICOsahedral Non-hydrostatic (ICON) model.  ...  I will close with the presentation of the sparse grid regression technique to predict performance from measured scalability data.  ...  , network latency and bandwidth  fully analytical hardware-aware model, given one measurement t(1)  Model 2: same as model 1, but additionally models t compute (N):=(t compute (1)-t imbalance (1))/N  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3250097 fatcat:komsy4wxwbe5pfxy4ra4n3j23e

Measuring innovative performance: is there an advantage in using multiple indicators?

John Hagedoorn, Myriam Cloodt
2003 Research Policy  
performance of companies in high-tech industries.  ...  The study establishes that a composite construct based on these four indicators clearly catches a latent variable 'innovative performance'.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank participants at the ECIS seminar at Eindhoven University of Technology, Anthony Arundel, Pierre Mohnen and two anonymous referees for their suggestions and comments on  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0048-7333(02)00137-3 fatcat:gxrvrau6tfepba64zescleq5ku

Workshop on Productivity and Performance (PROPER 2008) [chapter]

Matthias Müller, Andreas Knüpfer
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The workshop topics include tools and tool approaches for parallel program development and analysis, in particular focusing on high-performance computing (HPC).  ...  The current and future increase of computer performance is driven by raising the number of cores on a single chip and within a supercomputer.  ...  Workshop on Productivity and Performance (PROPER 2008) The current and future increase of computer performance is driven by raising the number of cores on a single chip and within a supercomputer.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-00955-6_30 fatcat:arxfqj4efrddjpruibck52ea2q
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