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Cross-Platform Performance Prediction of Parallel Applications Using Partial Execution

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Cross-Platform Performance Prediction of Parallel Applications Using Partial Execution
Performance prediction across platforms is increasingly important as developers can choose from a wide range of execution platforms. The main challenge remains to perform accurate predictions at a low-cost across different architectures. In this paper, we derive an affordable method approaching cross-platform performance translation based on relative performance between two platforms. We argue that relative performance can be observed without running a parallel application in full. We show that it suffices to observe very short partial executions of an application since most parallel codes are iterative and behave predictably manner after a minimal startup period. This novel prediction approach is observation-based. It does not require program modeling, code analysis, or architectural simulation. Our performance results using real platforms and production codes demonstrate that prediction derived from partial executions can yield high accuracy at a low cost. We also assess the limita...
Leo T. Yang, Xiaosong Ma, Frank Mueller
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Type Conference
Year 2005
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Authors Leo T. Yang, Xiaosong Ma, Frank Mueller
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