Common Open Source Performance and Profiling Tools

This category defines a set of open source performance and profiling tools, each having the same version and configuration across all participating centers. The suite of maintained packages consists of the following:

  • PAPI: Consistent interface to hardware counters and events
  • Scalasca: Scalable trace analysis package
  • TAU: Performance analysis of parallel applications
    • PDT: Source-level auto-instrumentation
    • Support for PAPI and Scalasca
  • Valgrind: Memory management analysis and profiling

All tools listed in this category, as well as three other categories referenced in BC Policy FY13-01 (Common Open Source Software Base), are incorporated in the HPCMP Common Open Source Tools (COST) package.

All information on how to access any of the tools included in this policy is provided in BC Common Capability "Open Source Performance and Profiling Tools."


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