How to profile a Slurm/MPI program on Niagra/Bridge-2 by Intel Vtune

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How to profile a Slurm/MPI program on Niagra/Bridge-2 by Intel Vtune

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Siyuan Zhang
·May 23, 2022·

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tags: Intel, Profile, MPI

Build Program

Here are two choices:

  1. build program with whatever mpi you want.
  2. build program with IntelMPI

Modify Sbatch Script

add paths and set env

module load intel/2019u4 ...
. $INTEL_ROOT/vtune_amplifier/amplxe-vars.sh

mpirun + vtune command + your program

like following:

srun amplxe-cl -collect hotspots {-trace-mpi} -data-limit=0 -r $WHERE_SAVE_REPORT $YOUR_PROGRAM

# or 
mpirun -np xxx amplxe-cl -collect hotspots {-trace-mpi} -data-limit=0 -r $WHERE_SAVE_REPORT $YOUR_PROGRAM

-trace-mpi is only required by no intelmpi program.

for collect we have hotspots, hpc-performance and so on. Please check Intel-Vtune-Doc for more usages.

Visualize through X11-Forwarding

Mobaxterm have X11-Forwarding embeded.

Make sure that your ssh conecting has X11-Forwarding Access.

$INTEL_ROOT/vtune_amplifier/bin64/amplxe-gui --allow-remote-ui --web-port $NOT_USED_PORT --path-to-open  $WHERE_SAVE_REPORT

Then you can have a vision of the profiling results.

problem fix

Failed to launch VTune Amplifier GUI...

I solved the problem by trying another $NOT_USED_PORT. It works well on Niagara HPC. And please be aware of your connection lagency.

Visualize through vtune-backend

This method has been tested on openapi@2021u4 on Niagara HPC.

vtune-backend --web-port=$port --allow-remote-ui --data-directory $where_you_can_find_your_vtune_results

then forwarding the port to your local address and open with https(oneapi is required to use tls).

Great Help Book

NERSC DOC

PSC Bridges-2 User Guide

Niagara_Quickstart

 
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