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P87: EoCoE Performance Benchmarking Methodology for Renewable Energy Applications

Authors: Paul Gibbon (Forschungszentrum Juelich), Matthieu Haefele (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission), Sebastian Luehrs (Forschungszentrum Juelich, Juelich Supercomputing Center)

Abstract: An optimisation strategy developed by the Energy Oriented Centre of Excellence (EoCoE) is presented for computational models used in a variety of renewable energy domains. It is found that typical applications in this comparatively new sector exhibit a huge range of HPC maturity, from simple parallelization needs to near-exascale readiness. An essential part of this process has therefore been the introduction of a flexible, quantitative performance assessment of applications using the benchmarking tool JUBE to automatically extract up to 28 different metrics taken with several state-of-the-art performance tools. An initial hands-on workshop to establish this baseline status is consolidated by follow-up actions by joint code-teams comprising members of both developer groups and HPC centres involved with the EoCoE consortium. Examples of early successes achieved with this policy are given, together with an outlook on challenges faced for energy applications with next-generation, pre-exascale architectures.
Award: Best Poster Finalist (BP): no

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