Tau Commander: Manual

TAU Commander activities are associated around three basic components: Target, Application and Measurement (TAM). This is illustrated in the figure below. The first, target, describes the environment where data is collected. This includes the platform the code runs on, its operating system, CPU architecture, interconnectivity fabric, compilers, and installed software. The second is the application. The application consists of the underlying items associated with the application – whether the application uses MPI, OpenMP, threads, CUDA, OpenCL and such. The measurements define what data will be collected and in what format. Even though an application uses OpenMP or MPI, the measurements may or may not measure those items In addition to that basic structure there are a couple of more components to complete the TAU Commander interface. The first is a project. A project is the container for the developers grouping of defined activities, settings and system environments. Last is the experiment. An experiment consists of one target, one application and one measurement. One experiment is active and that is what will be executed when developers collect data. When an experiment is run and data is collected that completed data set is a trial.

TAU Commander is supported on Linux*, and Apple MAC OS*.

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