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MUSA Tutorial at ICS 2020

June 29, 2020 to July 2, 2020

ACM International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS) is the premier international forum for the presentation of research results in high-performance computing systems. The technical program, workshops, and tutorials cover a broad range of research, development, and application of high-performance experimental and commercial systems, with focus on extreme-scale and heterogeneous supercomputing architectures, integrated software stacks embracing HPC, Big Data and AI, and novel supercomputing applications in science and engineering.

The 34th conference (ICS-2020) was planned to be held in Barcelona, Spain and co-organized by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC-BarcelonaTECH) and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS). Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the event will be held worldwide in a digital format.

On 29 June, the Mont-Blanc BSC team organises a 1-day tutorial on MUSAA Tool for Design-Space Exploration of Large-Scale HPC Machine“:


Scope and objectives of the tutorial:

  • Understand the challenges associated with large-scale HPC simulations.
  • Understand the basic concepts of architectural simulations and introduce the MUlti-scale Simulation Architecture (MUSA), developed to simulate large-scale next-generation HPC architectures.
  • Hands-on of a use case using MUSA. We will introduce the toolflow with simple examples that will be later used to perform architectural simulations of an HPC application. 
  • Step by step, from tracing at multiple levels to simulations over different HPC architectures that constitute a small design-space exploration study.
  • Finally, we will get a comprehensive view of the distinct design space exploration choices supported by MUSA, which include emerging memory technologies and the use of vector length agnostic architectures like SVE.

If you are interested, register on the event website, it is free of charge>