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Performance Evaluation of High-Speed Interconnects Using Dense Communication Patterns

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Performance Evaluation of High-Speed Interconnects Using Dense Communication Patterns
We study the performance of high-speed interconnects using a set of communication micro-benchmarks. The goal is to identify certain limiting factors and bottlenecks with these interconnects. Our microbenchmarks are based on dense communication patterns with different communicating partners and varying degrees of these partners. We tested our micro-benchmarks on five platforms: an IBM system of 68-node 16-way Power3, interconnected by a SP switch2; another IBM system of 264-node 4-way Power PC 604e, interconnected by a SP switch; a Compaq cluster of 128-node 4-way ES40/EV67 processor, interconnected by an Quadrics interconnect; an Intel cluster of 16-node dual-CPU Xeon, interconnected by an Quadrics interconnect; and a cluster of 22-node Sun Ultra Sparc, interconnected by an Ethernet network. Our results show many limitations of these networks including the memory contention within a node as the number of communicating processors increased and the limitations of the network interface f...
Rod Fatoohi, Ken Kardys, Sumy Koshy, Soundarya Siv
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Type Conference
Year 2005
Where ICPPW
Authors Rod Fatoohi, Ken Kardys, Sumy Koshy, Soundarya Sivaramakrishnan, Jeffrey S. Vetter
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