A Review of Supercomputer Performance Monitoring Systems


  • Konstantin S. Stefanov Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Sucheta Pawar HPC-Tech Group, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Pune, India
  • Ashish Ranjan HPC-Tech Group, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Pune, India
  • Sanjay Wandhekar HPC-Tech Group, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Pune, India
  • Vladimir V. Voevodin Lomonosov Moscow State University




monitoring, supercomputers, performance monitoring, review


High Performance Computing is now one of the emerging fields in computer science and its applications. Top HPC facilities, supercomputers, offer great opportunities in modeling diverse processes thus allowing to create more and greater products without full-scale experiments. Current supercomputers and applications for them are very complex and thus are hard to use efficiently. Performance monitoring systems are the tools that help to understand the efficiency of supercomputing applications and overall supercomputer functioning. These systems collect data on what happens on a supercomputer (performance data, performance metrics) and present them in a way allowing to make conclusions about performance issues in programs running on the supercomputer. In this paper we give an overview of existing performance monitoring systems designed for or used on supercomputers. We give a comparison of performance monitoring systems found in literature, describe problems emerging in monitoring large scale HPC systems, and outline our vision on future direction of HPC monitoring systems development.


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How to Cite

Stefanov, K. S., Pawar, S., Ranjan, A., Wandhekar, S., & Voevodin, V. V. (2021). A Review of Supercomputer Performance Monitoring Systems. Supercomputing Frontiers and Innovations, 8(3), 62–81. https://doi.org/10.14529/jsfi210304

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