PACE - A toolset for the performance prediction of parallel and distributed systems
UNSPECIFIED (2000) PACE - A toolset for the performance prediction of parallel and distributed systems. In: 1st NASA Workshop on Performance Engineered Information Systems, SEP 28, 1998-SEP 29, 1999, MOFFETT FIELD, CALIFORNIA.Full text not available from this repository.
This paper describes a methodology that provides detailed predictive performance information throughout the software design and implementation cycles. It is structured around a hierarchy of performance models that describe the computing system in terms of its software, parallelization, and hardware components. The methodology is illustrated with an implementation, the performance analysis and characterization environment (PACE) system, which provides information concerning execution time, scalability, and resource use. A principal aim of the work is to provide a capability for rapid calculation of relevant performance numbers without sacrificing accuracy. The predictive nature of the approach provides both pre- and postimplementation analyses and allows implementation alternatives to be explored prior to the commitment of an application to a system. Because of the relatively fast analysis times, these techniques can be used at runtime to assist in application steering and scheduling with reference to dynamically changing systems and metacomputing.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software|
|Journal or Publication Title:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING APPLICATIONS|
|Publisher:||SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC|
|Number of Pages:||24|
|Page Range:||pp. 228-251|
|Title of Event:||1st NASA Workshop on Performance Engineered Information Systems|
|Location of Event:||MOFFETT FIELD, CALIFORNIA|
|Date(s) of Event:||SEP 28, 1998-SEP 29, 1999|
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