Argonne National Laboratory

PERI Auto-Tuning

TitlePERI Auto-Tuning
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsChame, J, Chen, C, Dongarra, J, Hall, MW, Hollingsworth, JK, Hovland, PD, Moore, S, Seymour, K, Shin, J, Tiwari, A, Williams, S, You, H, Bailey, DH
Date Published12/2007
Other NumbersANL/MCS-P1517-0708

The enormous and growing complexity of today\'s high-end systems has
increased the already significant challenges of obtaining high performance on today\'s equally complex scientific applications. Application scientists are faced with a daunting challenge in tuning their codes to exploit performance-enhancing architectural features. The Performance Engineering Research Institute (PERI) is working towards the goal of automating portions of the performance tuning process. This paper describes PERI’s overall strategy for auto-tuning tools, and recent progress in both building auto-tuning tools and demonstrating
their success on kernels, some taken from large-scale applications.