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A study of MPI performance analysis tools on Blue Gene/L

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A study of MPI performance analysis tools on Blue Gene/L
Applications on todays massively parallel supercomputers rely on performance analysis tools to guide them toward scalable performance on thousands of processors. However, conventional tools for parallel performance analysis have serious problems due to the large data volume that may be required. In this paper, we discuss the scalability issue for MPI performance analysis on Blue Gene/L, the worlds fastest supercomputing platform. We present an experimental study of existing MPI performance tools that were ported to BG/L from other platforms. These tools can be classified into two categories: profiling tools that collect timing summaries, and tracing tools that collect a sequence of time-stamped events. Profiling tools produce small data volumes and can scale well, but tracing tools tend to scale poorly. The experimental study discusses the advantages and disadvantages for the tools in the two categories and will be helpful in the future performance tools design.
I-Hsin Chung, Robert Walkup, Hui-Fang Wen, Hao Yu
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where IPPS
Authors I-Hsin Chung, Robert Walkup, Hui-Fang Wen, Hao Yu
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