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Reliable performance prediction for parallel scientific software in a multi-cluster grid environment

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

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
Keywords: Parallel Distributed Algorithms, Cluster Computing, Performance Evaluation and Prediction, Multilevel software.
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: 08 Feb 2013 17:05
Published Version: http://www.civil-comp.com/pubs/
Status: Published
Publisher: Civil-Comp Press
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4973

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