TAU Performance System ®

TAU Performance System® is a portable profiling and tracing toolkit for performance analysis of parallel programs written in Fortran, C, C++, Java, Python. It is capable of gathering performance information through instrumentation of functions, methods, basic blocks, and statements. All C++ language features are supported including templates and namespaces. The API also provides selection of profiling groups for organizing and controlling instrumentation. The instrumentation can be inserted in the source code using an automatic instrumentor tool based on the Program Database Toolkit (PDT), dynamically using DyninstAPI, at runtime in the Java Virtual Machine, or manually using the instrumentation API.

TAU's profile visualization tool, paraprof, provides graphical displays of all the performance analysis results in aggregate and single node/context/thread forms. The user can quickly identify sources of performance bottlenecks in the application using the graphical interface. In addition, TAU can generate event traces that can be displayed with the Vampir, Paraver or JumpShot trace visualization tools.

ParaTools has contributed extensively to TAU and offers annual support contracts and training workshops for TAU. ParaTools is the sole licensee of the TAU Performance System® trademark owned by the State of Oregon acting by and through the State Board of Higher Education on behalf of the University of Oregon. It is authorized to provide consulting and support services related to the TAU project.

Please visit the TAU homepage for downloads and documentation.

Annual Support for TAU Performance System®

ParaTools offers an annual support contract for $75,000 per year for the TAU Performance System®. It includes :

  • Bug fixes and updates
  • User support by phone and e-mail
  • Software installation
  • Custom configurations of TAU including support for C++, Fortran, C, and Python Languages
  • 2 days TAU training conducted on-site

Special pricing

A special price of $89,995 is available for the TAU annual support contract with 2 days of TAU training and consulting conducted on-site.

Two day workshop on performance evaluation tools

A two day workshop on TAU and related performance evaluation tools on-site is available for a fixed price of $14,995. The cost includes all travel related expenses and hand-outs that are provided to the participants. To obtain a fixed price quotation for this published price, please contact us.