Introducing the Open Trace Format (OTF)

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This paper introduces the new Open Trace Format. The first part provides a small overview about Trace Format Libraries in general and existing Formats/Libraries and their features. After that the important requirements are discussed. In particular it concerns efficient parallel and selective access to trace data. The following part presents design decisions and features of OTF comprehensively. Finally, there is some early evaluation of OTF It features comparison of storage size for several examples as well as sequential and parallel I/O benchmarks. At the end, a conclusion will summarize the results and give some outlook.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE - ICCS 2006, PT 2, PROCEEDINGS
EditorsVN Alexandrov, GD VanAlbada, PMA Sloot
PublisherSpringer, Berlin [u. a.]
Number of pages8
ISBN (print)3-540-34381-4
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 3992


TitleInternational Conference on Computational Science 2006
SubtitleAdvancing Science through Computation
Abbreviated titleICCS 2006
Conference number6
Duration28 - 31 May 2006
LocationUniversity of Reading
CountryUnited Kingdom

External IDs

Scopus 33746635961
ORCID /0000-0001-6520-4563/work/142236629


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