TAU Performance System Showcased at OpenPOWER Summit Europe 2018

By: Sameer Shende, director, Performance Research Laboratory, University of Oregon

At the University of Oregon, we’ve been looking at the problem of performance engineering of complex PowerAI applications. The TAU Performance System® is a performance profiling and tracing toolkit that we developed, and it has been successfully applied to evaluate the performance of PowerAI components.

I recently had the chance to share early results in my session “TAU for Accelerating AI Applications” at the OpenPOWER Summit Europe 2018.

At OpenPOWER Summit Europe, researchers presented state-of-the-art approaches to running AI workloads on OpenPOWER systems. PowerAI is a powerful software stack. And, running larger datasets on it with TAU will enhance our understanding of the complex inner workings of the interplay between Power9 CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs.