Updated 2020-08-19

Optimization 101

What: Benchmarking, Profiling, and Optimization a serial linear algebra problem.

When: As posted below.

Where: Bluejeans link given before class.

Registration: Georgia Tech Training

We can only offer 30 seats per session due to space limitations. If you have registered but cannot attend, please contact Wansley Dennis (via 404-894-2249 or wansley.dennis@orgdev.gatech.edu) to cancel your registration.

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Warning

To fully benefit from this course, users should have an active PACE account, and either the Windows Subsystem for Linux or WinSCP prior to attendance. Please contact PACE support (pace-support@oit.gatech.edu) with any questions.

Presentation topics covered include:

  • What is optimization?
  • Benchmarking
  • Profiling using
  • GDB
  • Intel Amplifier
  • DDT
  • TAU
  • Optimization using compiler options
  • Optimization using algorithm changes
  • Using Libraries

Format: 105 minutes of presentation and hands-on demonstrations. This course will use a problem-directed approach, focusing on matrix multiplication in the context of systems of linear equations solvers.

The course is recommended for researchers with a background in compiled languages such as C/C++ or Fortran. Familiarity with a programming language such the attendee will be able to read follow code with guidance. Great familiarity is encourages, but not required.

Please contact PACE support (pcae-support@oit.gatech.edu) if you have any questions or concerns.

We are hoping to see you there!

Upcoming Course Offerings

  • Wednesday, August 19 from 2:00-3:45PM via Bluejeans. Register here. Registrants will be sent a link to the BlueJeans meeting.
  • Thursday, September 24 from 10:30-12:15PM via Bluejeans. Register here. Registrants will be sent a link to the BlueJeans meeting.
  • Thursday, October 22 from 10:30-12:15PM via Bluejeans. Register here. Registrants will be sent a link to the BlueJeans meeting.
  • Wednesday, November 18 from 2:00-3:45PM via Bluejeans. Register here. Registrants will be sent a link to the BlueJeans meeting.

Note

Some sessions may be canceled if the attendance is insufficient. If that happens, registered users will be moved automatically to the next session to guarantee a seat (and will be notified via email).