Goodyer, C.E., Jimack, P.K. and Romanazzi, G. (2008) Reliable performance prediction for parallel scientific software in a multi-cluster grid environment. In: Papadrakakis, M. and Topping, B.H.V., (eds.) Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology. ICECT, 2-5 September 2008, Athens, Greece. Civil-Comp Press , UK . ISBN 978-1-905088-26-3
We propose a model for describing and predicting the performance of practical parallel engineering numerical software on a multi-cluster environment with different distributed memory architectures. The goal of the model is to allow reliable predictions to be made as to the execution time of a given code on a large number of processors of a given parallel system, by only benchmarking the code on small numbers of processors. The model is tested using a a practical engineering multilevel code. Despite its simplicity the model demonstrates to be accurate and robust with respect the cluster architectures considered.
|Keywords:||Parallel Distributed Algorithms, Cluster Computing, Performance Evaluation and Prediction, Multilevel software.|
|Institution:||The University of Leeds|
|Academic Units:||The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Computing (Leeds)|
|Depositing User:||Mrs Yasmin Aziz|
|Date Deposited:||05 Dec 2008 15:34|
|Last Modified:||16 Sep 2016 13:41|