The evolution of CMS software performance studies

M. J. Kortelainen, P. Elmer, G. Eulisse, V. Innocente, C. D. Jones, L. Tuura

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CMS has had an ongoing and dedicated effort to optimize software performance for several years. Initially this effort focused primarily on the cleanup of many issues coming from basic C++ errors, namely reducing dynamic memory churn, unnecessary copies/temporaries and tools to routinely monitor these things. Over the past 1.5 years, however, the transition to 64bit, newer versions of the gcc compiler, newer tools and the enabling of techniques like vectorization have made possible more sophisticated improvements to the software performance. This presentation will cover this evolution and describe the current avenues being pursued for software performance, as well as the corresponding gains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number42013
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue numberPART 4
StatePublished - 2011
EventInternational Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics, CHEP 2010 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Oct 18 2010Oct 22 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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