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Performance Portability for Next-Generation Heterogeneous Systems, Feb 26, 2024

February 26, 2024


This performance portability overview session, presented by Tom Deakins of University of Bristol, is part of the Performance Portability training series. This series, offered by OLCF, NERSC, and ALCF, features training sessions on various performance portable programming solutions to help ease developer transitions between current and emerging high-performance computing (HPC) systems, such as the NERSC Perlmutter, OLCF Frontier, and ALCF Aurora featuring NVIDIA-, AMD-, and Intel-based GPUs, respectively.

Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am (Pacific time), Monday, February 26 (online only)


Our high-performance applications must be written to embrace the full ecosystem of supercomputer design. They need to take advantage of the hierarchy of concurrency on offer, and utilize the whole processor. And writing these applications must be productive because HPC software outlives any one system. Our applications need to address the “Three Ps” and be Performance Portable and Productive.

This talk will highlight the opportunities this variety of heterogeneous architectures brings to applications, and how application performance and portability can be rigorously measured and compared across diverse architectures. It will share a strategy for writing performance portable applications and present the roles that ISO languages C++ and Fortran, as well as parallel programming models and abstractions such as OpenMP, SYCL and Kokkos play in the ever-changing heterogeneous landscape.

A live Q&A Session on the Three Ps will occur at the end of this training.

Target Audience

Developers interested in learning about performance portability and how one can write more portable applications.


This event will be presented online only using Zoom.  Registration is required for remote participation. Please register here.

Presentation Materials