OSC Offers Workshop on Performance Tuning for Microprocessor-Based Systems on the Access Grid

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jan 17, 2002) — 

OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center) will present a half-day workshop on Performance Tuning for Microprocessor-based Systems on January 17, 2002.

The workshop, presented by Troy Baer, OSC Systems Developer and Engineer, will demonstrate techniques for improving single-processor performance applications on clusters of IA32- and IA64-based systems, such as those in service at OSC, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and Albuquerque High Performance Computing Center (AHPCC). These techniques take advantage of features common to most modern microprocessors, such as multi-level caches and multiple pipelined functional units.

The workshop is sponsored by Alliance Partners for Advanced Computational Services (PACS), and can be accessed at several participant locations on the Access Grid. These locations include OSC, AHPCC, Boston University, NCSA, University of Kentucky and the University of Manchester.

Check http://alliance.osc.edu/perftun/ for more information.

About the Access Grid
The Alliance Access Grid project is an experimental suite of hardware, software, and tools to facilitate group collaborative experiences over the Internet.

About PACS
PACS supports the technologies developed by Alliance teams. It coordinates Alliance resources and services to users, aides in Grid deployment, and provides outreach to the research community.

About OSC
OSC is Ohio's flagship center for high performance computing, networking, educational outreach and information technology. OSC empowers its academic, industrial and government partners to make Ohio the education and technology State of the future.