Using the SPEC HPG Benchmarks for Better Analysis and Evaluation of Current and Future HPC Systems
TimeMonday, July 291:30pm - 5pm
DescriptionThe High Performance Group (HPG) of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) develops bench- mark methodologies for High Performance Computing systems and releases production quality benchmark suites like SPEC MPI2007, SPEC OMP2012, and SPEC ACCEL. These benchmarks can evaluate all dimensions of parallelism on modern HPC systems and are used in academia and industry to conduct research in HPC systems, facilitate pro- curement, testing, and tuning of HPC systems. Since 2018, SPEC HPG offers these benchmark suites free of charge to non-commercial users. In this half-day tutorial, participants will learn how to leverage SPEC benchmarks for per- formance evaluation, tuning of system parameters, comparison of systems (e.g., for procurement), and get an outlook on its power measurement capabilities. The presenters will provide demos and hands-on guidance on how to install, compile, and run the benchmarks on HPC systems provided. The presenters will also show how the results will be in- terpreted, discuss various use cases, and present the publication process of results. An SSH-capable device is required for the hands-on sessions.