Benchmarking is one of the four strands that in the EXALAT inaugural workshop have emerged as strategically very important for Lattice Gauge Theory towards the exascale. Having had our first meeting in the other three themes (training, data curation and algorithm), we are now going to close the first round of ideas with a workshop centred around benchmarking. The workshop will take place on Tue 8th of September, 2 – 4 UK time. The purpose of the workshop will be to start to develop a roadmap for benchmarking, working towards the following objectives:
- Identify a set of standard codes that are relevant for the Lattice Field Theory Programme and extract form them representative benchmarks that will be maintained as a part of the project
- Identify figures of merit and key performance indicators on current architectures that can be used to characterise performance on the upcoming architectures
- Adapt the benchmarks to the most relevant architectures, as they become available
- Ensure that the benchmarks remain relevant by implementing all the algorithm improvements that become available in the lifetime of the project
Part of the workshop will be devoted to short presentations on the meaning of benchmarking for our community and on current Lattice benchmark related to codes used in the UK (again, this is not an exclusive topic, we encourage other perspectives). The purpose of the presentation is to stimulate discussion. The idea is to devote the first hour to the presentation and the second to the discussion. A detailed agenda will follow. Please pencil in the slot for the time being.
Joning instructions will be distributed via the EXALAT email list EXALAT-TEAM @ JISCMAIL.AC.UK.