Project Poster
(PP07) ProPE – A joint Effort to Establish a unified Service Infrastructure for Performance Engineering in German HPC-Center
Event Type
Project Poster
HPC Centre Planning and Operations
HPC workflows
Performance Analysis and Optimization
Performance Tools
Scientific Software Development
TimeTuesday, June 26th3:15pm - 3:45pm
LocationBooth N-230
DescriptionThe process of establishing systematic Performance Engineering for Scientific
Computing on HPC systems is still ongoing. In this poster we present the
"ProPE" project, which is being funded as part of the DFG call
"Performance Engineering für wissenschaftliche Software." The ProPE project
aims at laying the foundation for a blueprint of processes and infrastructures
creating an integrated Performance Engineering strategy for academic HPC
centers in Germany. With the Gauss-Allianz there is already an initiative to
integrate and organize the Tier-2/3 HPC landscape in Germany. Furthermore
there are multiple local efforts such as, e.g., bwHPC, KONWIHR, HKHLR and HLRN.
Our contribution is to integrate with and build on existing efforts and further
drive the final goal of an hierarchical and yet integrated German HPC
infrastructure with an emphasis on Performance Engineering. This comprises
a structured Performance Engineering process focusing on performance-limiting
motifs (called patterns), a web-based information hub created under the
Gauss-Allianz umbrella, an aligned nationwide teaching curriculum,
a distributed PE support infrastructure leveraging the unified HPC competence
in Germany and automatic application performance monitoring on HPC Cluster
systems. We updated the content from last years project poster to reflect
the contributions of the past year.

The ProPE project is jointly conducted by the Erlangen Regional Computing
Center (RRZE), the IT Center of RWTH Aachen University, and the Centre for
information Services and High Performance Computing (ZIH) in Dresden.
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