The Scalasca performance toolset architecture
By M. Geimer, F. Wolf, B.J.N. Wylie, E. Ábrahám, D. Becker, B. Mohr.
Published in Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, 22(6):702-719, April 2010.
Scalasca is jointly developed by the following organizations.
Forschungszentrum Jülich pursues cutting-edge interdisciplinary research on solving the grand challenges facing society in the fields of health, energy and the environment, and also information technologies. In combination with its two key competencies – physics and supercomputing – work at Jülich focuses on both long-term, fundamental and multidisciplinary contributions to science and technology as well as on specific technological applications. With a staff of about 4400, Jülich – a member of the Helmholtz Association – is one of the largest research centers in Europe. Jülich Supercomputing Centre, where the Scalasca project was started, is an institute on the Jülich campus that provides supercomputer resources, IT tools, methods and knowhow for the research center as a whole as well as for national and European users. It operates the central supercomputers and server systems as well as the campus-wide computer networks and communication systems. In support of its mission, Jülich Supercomputing Centre also conducts research in computational science, computer science, and mathematics.
German Research School for Simulation Sciences
The German Research School for Simulation Sciences is a joint venture of Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University, combining the specific strengths of the two founders in the fields of science, engineering, and high-performance computing in a unique synergistic way. Located in dedicated modern facilities on the Aachen and Jülich campuses and equipped with privileged access to world-class computing and visualization resources, the school is committed to research and education in the applications and methods of HPC-based computer simulation in science and engineering. As an essential element of its mission, the school provides a Master's and a doctoral program designed to train the next generation of computational scientists and engineers. Affiliated with the computer science department of RWTH Aachen University, the Laboratory for Parallel Programming in Aachen, one of the school's four research divisions and partner in the Scalasca project since 2009, specializes in tools that support simulation scientists in exploiting parallelism at massive scales.