Expanse Webinar - Performance Tuning and Single Processor Optimization

Thursday, February 18, 2021

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

This event will be held remotely.

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This presentation is targeted at attendees who both do their own code development and need their calculations to finish as quickly as possible. We'll cover the effective use of cache, loop-level optimizations, force reductions, optimizing compilers and their limitations, short-circuiting, time-space trade-offs and more. Exercises will be done mostly in C, but emphasis will be on general techniques that can be applied in any language. We will also cover AMD specific compiler options, libraries and performance tools.


Robert Sinkovits

Director of Scientific Computing Applications, SDSC

Robert Sinkovits is the Director of the Scientific Computing Applications Group at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). He earned his PhD in Physics and has been involved in the development or improvement of software spanning a wide range of domains (climate and weather, finance, astronomy, text analytics, time-series analysis), with a more recent emphasis on the life sciences (flow cytometry, cryo-electron microscopy, mass spectroscopy, immunology). Prior to his current role at SDSC, he was the primary developer of the AUTO3DEM and IHRSR++ software packages for solving the structures of icosahedral and helical particles, respectively. He is the co-PI for the NSF Comet and Voyager supercomputer awards, co-PI of the XSEDE project and the co-lead of the Human Vaccines Project’s Bioinformatics Hub.