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Efficient Collective Communication on Heterogeneous Networks of Workstations

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Efficient Collective Communication on Heterogeneous Networks of Workstations
Networks of Workstations (NOW) have become an attractive alternative platform for high performance computing. Due to the commodity nature of workstations and interconnects and due to the multiplicity of vendors and platforms, the NOW environments are being gradually redefined as Heterogeneous Networks of Workstations (HNOW) environments. This paper presents a new framework for implementing collective communication operations (as defined by the Message Passing Interface (MPI) standard) efficiently for the emerging HNOW environments. We first classify different types of heterogeneity in HNOW and then focus on one important characteristic: communication capabilities of workstations. Taking this characteristic into account, we propose two new approaches (Speed-Partitioned Ordered Chain (SPOC) and Fastest-Node First (FNF)) to implement collective communication operations with reduced latency. We also investigate methods for deriving optimal trees for broadcast and multicast operations. Gen...
Mohammad Banikazemi, Vijay Moorthy, Dhabaleswar K.
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Type Conference
Year 1998
Where ICPP
Authors Mohammad Banikazemi, Vijay Moorthy, Dhabaleswar K. Panda
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