HARNESS fault tolerant MPI design, usage and performance issues

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HARNESS fault tolerant MPI design, usage and performance issues
Initial versions of MPI were designed to work efficiently on multi-processors which had very little job control and thus static process models. Subsequently forcing them to support a dynamic process model suitable for use on clusters or distributed systems would have reduced their performance. As current HPC collaborative applications increase in size and distribution the potential levels of node and network failures increase. This is especially true when MPI implementations are used as the communication media for GRID applications where the GRID architectures themselves are inherently unreliable thus requiring new fault tolerant MPI systems to be developed. Here we present a new implementation of MPI called FT-MPI that allows the semantics and associated modes of failures to be explicitly controlled by an application via a modified MPI API. Given is an overview of the FT-MPI semantics, design, example applications and some performance issues such as efficient group communications and...
Graham E. Fagg, Jack Dongarra
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Updated 19 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2002
Where FGCS
Authors Graham E. Fagg, Jack Dongarra
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