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ScalaExtrap: Trace-Based Communication Extrapolation for SPMD Programs

Dec 1, 2010 00:00

Title: ScalaExtrap: Trace-Based Communication Extrapolation for SPMD Programs

Speaker: Frank Mueller, Professor, North Carolina State University

Time: Dec. 13, 14:30-16:00

Venue: FIT 1-315, Tsinghua University


Performance modelling for scientific applications is an important task for assessing potential performance, bottlenecks assist in hardware procurement for HPC systems. Recent progress on communication tracing provides novel opportunities for communication modelling.

We contribute a fundamentally novel approach. By extrapolating communication traces ution time of a parallel application, a set of traces for smaller number of nodes provides the base to synthetically generate a trace for larger number of nodes. The extrapolated larger trace can subsequently be replayed to empirically detect scalability problems or analyzed to detect communication patterns or determine constraints on scalability, which is without precedence.


Frank Mueller (mueller@cs.ncsu.edu) is a Professor in Computer Science a member of multiple research centers at North Carolina State University. Previously, he held positions at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Humboldt University Berlin, Germany. He received his Ph.D. from Florida State University in 1994. He has published papers in the areas of parallel distributed systems, embedded real-time systems compilers. He is a member of ACM SIGPLAN, ACM SIGBED a senior member of the ACM IEEE Computer Societies. He is a recipient of an NSF Career Award, an IBM Faculty Award, a Google Research Award a Fellowship from the Humboldt Foundation.