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A Memory Management System Optimized for BDMPI's Memory and Execution Model

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A Memory Management System Optimized for BDMPI's Memory and Execution Model
There is a growing need to perform large computations on small systems, as access to large systems is not widely available and cannot keep up with the scaling of data. BDMPI was recently introduced as a way of achieving this for applications written in MPI. BDMPI allows the efficient execution of standard MPI programs on systems whose aggregate amount of memory is smaller than that required by the computations and significantly outperforms other approaches. In this paper we present a virtual memory subsystem which we implemented as part of the BDMPI runtime. Our new virtual memory subsystem, which we call SBMA, bypasses the operating system virtual memory manager to take advantage of BDMPI’s node-level cooperative multi-taking. Benchmarking using a synthetic application shows that for the use cases relevant to BDMPI, the overhead incurred by the SBMA system is amortized such that it performs as fast as explicit data movement by the application developer. Furthermore, we tested SBMA...
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Type Journal
Year 2015
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