In this video from NERSC, Anshu Dubey from Argonne presents: What All Codes Should Do: Overview of Best Practices in HPC Software Development.
“Scientific code developers have increasingly been adopting software processes derived from the mainstream (non-scientific) community. Software practices are typically adopted when continuing without them becomes impractical. However, many software best practices need modification and/or customization, partly because the codes are used for research and exploration, and partly because of the combined funding and sociological challenges. This presentation will describe the lifecycle of scientific software and important ways in which it differs from other software development. We will provide a compilation of software engineering best practices that have generally been found to be useful by science communities, and we will provide guidelines for adoption of practices based on the size and the scope of the project.”
This was the first in a series of webinars on “Best Practices for HPC Software Developers”. It is a joint effort of the ALCF, the IDEAS software productivity project, NERSC, and the OLCF. For more information, videos of other sessions, or to register for future sessions, visit https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/training-event/webinar-series-best-practices-for-hpc-software-developers/ .