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Optimizing HPC Applications with Intel® Cluster Tools by Christopher Dahnken, Michael Klemm, Andrey Semin, Alexander Supalov

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CHAPTER 8

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Application Design Considerations

In Chapters 5 to 7 we reviewed the methods, tools, and techniques for application tuning, explained by using examples of HPC applications and benchmarks. The whole process followed the top-down software optimization framework explained in Chapter 3. The general approach to the tuning process is based on a quantitative analysis of execution resources required by an application and how these match the capabilities of the platform the application is run on. The blueprint analysis of platform capabilities and system-level tuning considerations were provided in Chapter 4, based on several system architecture ...

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