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FTC-Charm++: an in-memory checkpoint-based fault tolerant runtime for Charm++ and MPI

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FTC-Charm++: an in-memory checkpoint-based fault tolerant runtime for Charm++ and MPI
As high performance clusters continue to grow in size, the mean time between failure shrinks. Thus, the issues of fault tolerance and reliability are becoming one of the challenging factors for application scalability. The traditional disk-based method of dealing with faults is to checkpoint the state of the entire application periodically to reliable storage and restart from the recent checkpoint. The recovery of the application from faults involves (often manually) restarting applications on all processors and having it read the data from disks on all processors. The restart can therefore take minutes after it has been initiated. Such a strategy requires that the failed processor can be replaced so that the number of processors at checkpoint-time and recovery-time are the same. We present FTC-Charm++, a fault-tolerant runtime based on a scheme for fast and scalable inmemory checkpoint and restart. At restart, the program can continue to run on the remaining processors without perfor...
Gengbin Zheng, Lixia Shi, Laxmikant V. Kalé
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Authors Gengbin Zheng, Lixia Shi, Laxmikant V. Kalé
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