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Performance Modeling and Tuning Strategies of Mixed Mode Collective Communications

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Performance Modeling and Tuning Strategies of Mixed Mode Collective Communications
On SMP clusters, mixed mode collective MPI communications, which use shared memory communications within SMP nodes and point-to-point communications between SMP nodes, are more efficient than conventional implementations. In a previous study, we proposed several new methods that made mixed mode collective communications significantly faster than the pure point-to-point ones. However, the optimal performance required the tuning of many parameters, which was done by testing every possible setting and was very time consuming. In this study, we propose a new performance model that considers the special characteristics of mixed mode collective communications. The model provides good predictions to reduce most settings without testing by execution. It considers both shared-memory and point-to-point communications, while existing performance models only consider the point-to-point ones. Based on this model, we develop a number of tuning strategies that reduce the overall tuning time to only...
Meng-Shiou Wu, Ricky A. Kendall, Kyle Wright, Zhao
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Type Conference
Year 2005
Where SC
Authors Meng-Shiou Wu, Ricky A. Kendall, Kyle Wright, Zhao Zhang
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