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September 2008 Meeting

Date: September 9, 2008 Time: 1:00 PM EST

Call in information:

Toll Free (US): 1 877-421-0033
Toll Free (Germany): 0800-181-6323
Local (US): +1 770-615-1250
Local (Germany): +49 695-170-9081
Passcode: 583191


  1. PTP Status
    • 2.1 release update
  2. Project Reports
    • Debugger
    • PLDT
    • RDT
    • UNICORE integration
  3. Next meeting


  • Greg Watson, IBM Research
  • Beth Tibbitts, IBM Research
  • Wyatt Spear, U. Oregon
  • Dave Wootten, IBM
  • Chris Recoskie, IBM
  • Mike Kucera, IBM
  • Max Billingsley, U. Florida
  • Daniel Ferber, IBM
  • Shebhaz, Juelich Supercomputing Center


PTP 2.1

  • M1 build is now available. Problems with creating build still being addressed. M1a probably available shortly. M1 does not contain Performance Tools Framework (PTFw) yet.
  • Chris and Vivian are working on pacakaging RDT remote jars including eclipse platform jars required for remote RDT server.

Project Reports

  • PLDT (Beth) - looking at bugzilla to fix some bugs before 2.1 release. TaskFinder, using PTFw, probably will not be in PTP 2.1 release after all.
  • Debugger (Greg) - Greg is working with Dave W on making PE work with PTP debugger
  • RDT (Chris) - working on bugs and build; new Remote C/C++ Perspective coming.
    • New Remote Project wizard - flow isn't ideal, but is using Eclipse platform wizard infrastructure. More things handled correctly by default now (e.g. Connection) - still need more
  • Performance Tools Framework (Wyatt) - working on parametric improvements to e.g. handle ranges of arguments and environment variables and then run trials in sequence (scenarios) and manage the results.
    • Still has not tested PTFw on remote projects via RDT. Not sure this will happen before 2.1.
    • Working on performance data management
  • Unicore ( Shebhaz) - Job submission and management, Unicore is used extensively in Europe. See for more information.
    • Middleware which allows control of backend systems e.g. OpenPBS, LoadLeveler, etc.
    • Frontend clients can be eclipse, command line, Java/Swing
    • Intend to start work in November
  • Parallel Performance Wizard (Max) - Perf. tools for PGAS systems esp. UPC and SHMEM.
    • PPW will be integrated with PTP via PTFw initially. Has an initial tool.xml
    • Max tried using UPC with CDT, has some questions and will ask on CDT mailing list or newsgroup. Need "New UPC Project" wizard.
    • UPC developer's working that Max will attend in approx. 2 weeks - hopes to start discussion of tools there.
  • Remote Tools (Daniel) - changes to the way Remote Tools displays connection information

Next meeting October 14

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