Performance Profiling with AMP Engine

Last modified: August 12, 2021

Performance Profiling in Designer allows you to see the execution time for each tool relative to the whole execution of the workflow.

The original engine returns the time in milliseconds that each tool took to run, measured to 0.01 ms precision. AMP can also have multiple workers for each tool, but the total time will be combined by the tool.

Performance Profiling in Designer

Highlights on AMP Profiling

  • The performance profiling results between the original engine and AMP shouldn`t be compared as they have different nature. AMP uses many threads to execute tasks, but the total time will be summed up by counting every thread used for the tool.
  • Overall time per tool may be more than the total workflow time due to the multithreaded nature of AMP.

When there is not enough memory to execute a workflow, AMP performs additional memory management that will be reported as a separate message "Nms have been spent on memory management. M% of the total workflow execution time.".

Performance Profiling is a good way to see which parts of the workflow might be suitable for optimization. You can: 

  • Adjust the Memory Limit in the Workflow ConfigurationRuntime and use the specific amount.
  • Replace the tool with long execution time with another suitable one or a combination of tools.
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