Predictive performance analysis of a parallel pipelined synchronous wavefront application for commodity processor cluster systems
Mudalige, Gihan R., Jarvis, Stephan A., Spooner, Daniel P. and Nudd, Graham R. (2006) Predictive performance analysis of a parallel pipelined synchronous wavefront application for commodity processor cluster systems. In: IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, Barcelona, SPAIN, SEP 25-28, 2006. Published in: 2006 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, Vols 1 and 2 pp. 467-478.Full text not available from this repository.
This paper details the development and application of a model for predictive performance analysis of a pipelined synchronous wavefront application running on commodity processor cluster systems. The performance model builds on existing work  by including extensions for modern commodity processor architectures. These extensions, including coarser hardware benchmarking, prove to be essential in countering the effects of modern superscalar processors (e.g. multiple operation pipelines and on-the-fly optimisations), complex memory hierarchies, and the impact of applying modern optimising compilers. The process of application modelling is also extended, combining static source code analysis with run-time profiling results for increased accuracy. The model is validated on several high performance SMP systems and the results show a high predictive accuracy (<= 10% error). Additionally, the use of the performance model to speculate on the performance and scalability of this application on a hypothetical cluster with two different problem sizes is demonstrated. It is shown that such speculative techniques can be used to support system procurement, run-time verification and system maintenance and upgrading.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software|
|Journal or Publication Title:||2006 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, Vols 1 and 2|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Page Range:||pp. 467-478|
|Title of Event:||IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing|
|Location of Event:||Barcelona, SPAIN|
|Date(s) of Event:||SEP 25-28, 2006|
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