Work Packages

WP 1: Tier-3 infrastrucure survey and requirement analysis

In this work package, a survey of the currently deployed hardware and software in Tier-3 HPC resources will be developed and opened to German university comput centers. The results of this survey will form the basis of the backend and frontend implementations done in work packages 3 and 4.

Lead: Universität Hamburg, Regionales Rechenzentrum (RRZ)

WP 2: Evaluation of metrics and tools

Many tools and metrics are available for performance measuring and profiling. In this work package, existing solutions are investigated and evaluated to identify those usable and applicable for the Profiling Toolkit. These are the foundation of the functional specification of the backend implementation.

Lead: Leibniz Universität Hannover IT Services (LUIS)

WP 3: Implementation of metric collection (backend)

This work package deals with the implementation of the backend of the Profiling Toolkit. First, the non-invasive collection of raw performance data is implemented according to the results from work packages 1 and 2. In addition, a communication interface to the persistent storage is defined and a centralized database for the storage of metrics and raw data is designd. At the end of the work package, extensive testing and validation by users and administrators will assure the required level of quality.

Lead: Zuse-Institut Berlin (ZIB)

WP 4: Implementation of the metric presentation (frontend)

This work package defines and implements the user interface of the Profiling Toolkit. Performance indicators are defined to generate comprehensible and intuitive feedback for the user, depending on the metrics provided by the backend. Different models of presentation will be investigated, to find the best variant for graphical and textual representation of the analysis. In addition to the general user interface, an expert interface with supplementary information and more in-depth details of the ptofiling is anticipated. Also here, a phase of extensive testing through the end users on different systems will assure the required quality.

Lead: Universität Rostock

WP 5: Documentation and Best Practices

This work package especially deals with user information and documentation of the work. As parts of this WP, different documents will be created for different audiences: the metrics will be documented for the end user, who will also receive optimization suggestions and best practices. For administrators of HPC resources, installation and usage instructions will be provided, as well as a documentation for the expert interface, aiming mainly at consultants. In addition to these documents, the WP also encompasses the organization of two user workshops to inform about project activities and to provide hands-on sessions on actual user applications.

Lead: Universität Hamburg, Regionales Rechenzentrum

WP 6: Project Management and Dissemination

This work package incorporates all project management activities, like gathering of status reports from project partners, organization of regular project meetings and representing the consortium in communications with the funding agency. On the other hand, this WP also includes the dissemination of information and project results by publishing these on the project web page or through peer-reviewed publications.

Lead: Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen (GWDG)