IBM-BSC - Performance on OpenPOWER

Performance on OpenPOWER

OpenPOWER Acceleration and Optimization

This JSA focuses on OpenPOWER Acceleration and Optimization. The main goal of this initiative is to maximize the number of applications that take advantage of the IBM POWER architecture exclusive features. The work in this initiative follows four different paths: 1) use of 3rd party code, coordinated by BSC’s Operations Department; 2) use of codes developed in BSC’s Earth Sciences Department; 3) porting codes representing the future HPC computing environment at BSC’s to a POWER9+Accelerator platform (accelerator can be GPU or others), coordinated by BSC’s CASE Department; and 4) test and accelerate NLP models training and execution, with special focus on BERT models, in collaboration with BSC’s Life Sciences Department.

This JSA focuses on OpenPOWER Acceleration and Optimization. The main goal of this initiative is to maximize the number of applications that take advantage of the IBM POWER architecture exclusive features. The work in this initiative follows four different paths:

  1. Use of 3rd party code, coordinated by BSC’s Operations Department
  2. Use of codes developed in BSC’s Earth Sciences Department
  3. Porting codes representing the future HPC computing environment at BSC’s to a POWER9+Accelerator platform (accelerator can be GPU or others), coordinated by BSC’s CASE Department
  4. Test and accelerate NLP models training and execution, with special focus on BERT models, in collaboration with BSC’s Life Sciences Department.