BADW-LRZ together with TUM and the other partners established (Start April 1st, 2015) an AutoTune Demonstration Center (ADC) aimed at bringing together users, developers, vendors, and supercomputing experts.
As a joint community effort, the Center initially consists of all current partners of the AutoTune project, but the organization of the ADC will be open to affiliate also other partners with suitable HPC experience and working activities.
The objectives for the Center are:
The following Figure 1 depicts the various components of the ADC. Centreed around the PTF the AutoTune consortium have the hardware, software, compilers and licenses for these products, which are provided by BADW-LRZ and optionally by NUI GALWAY. With these resources, the partners perform their activities and deliver services to their users or customers.
Figure 1: Components of the AutoTune Demonstration Center
The ADC is coordinated by BADW-LRZ in close cooperation with TUM. TUM is responsible for providing a stable version of the PTF. BADW-LRZ is responsible for managing access and the additional software and licenses. Contact persons of the partners (local coordinators for the work at ADC) are:
The ADC is organized as a community effort with a lean governance. The structure and activities of the Center are outlined in Figure 2. The ADC is coordinated by BADW-LRZ in close cooperation with TUM. TUM is responsible for providing a stable version of the Periscope Tuning Framework. BADW-LRZ is responsible for managing access and the additional software and licenses. Contact persons of the partners are responsible for the individual exploitation aspects and organize the internal and external activities of the Center. Partners will meet twice a year to discuss the operation and direction of the ADC.
Figure 2: Structure and activities of the AutoTune Demonstration Center
The AutoTune Demonstration Center will offer the following services:
Resources and assets:
The hardware and software resources, which will available through the ADC, are:
Further assets provided by the partners are:
Other important assets of the ADC, which are brought in by BADW-LRZ and NUI GALWAY, are the broad national and international user base, the well-established communication channels (mailing list, ticket system, user meetings), the links with the European HPC community through PRACE, EGI etc., and the involvement in the PRACE Advance Training Centres program.
The following additions to AutoTune website regarding the ADC are already active: