Auto-tuning and auto-parallelisation
Interest in auto-tuning techniques has been strengthened by the increasing complexity of architecture and heterogeneity in the exascale context. This is an active area of investigation for us.
EPCC has developed a close collaboration with Björn Franke in Informatics, University of Edinburgh, investigating the creation of automatic parallelisation tools and auto tuning tools, to enable non-experts to maximise the use of HPC resources for computational simulations.
Funding for this is underpinned by the NAIS project, which works to bridge the skills gap between numerical analysts, computer scientists and HPC software engineers.