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Detecting phases in parallel applications on shared memory architectures

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Detecting phases in parallel applications on shared memory architectures
Most programs are repetitive, where similar behavior can be seen at different execution times. Algorithms have been proposed that automatically group similar portions of a program’s execution into phases, where samples of execution in the same phase have homogeneous behavior and similar resource requirements. In this paper, we examine applying these phase analysis algorithms and how to adapt them to parallel applications running on shared memory processors. Our approach relies on a separate representation of each thread’s activity. We first focus on showing its ability to identify similar intervals of execution across threads for a single run. We then show that it is effective at identifying similar behavior of a program when the number of threads is varied between runs. This can be used by developers to examine how different phases scale across different number of threads. Finally, we examine using the phase analysis to pick simulation points to guide multithreaded simulation.
Erez Perelman, Marzia Polito, Jean-Yves Bouguet, J
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where IPPS
Authors Erez Perelman, Marzia Polito, Jean-Yves Bouguet, Jack Sampson, Brad Calder, Carole Dulong
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