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Test suite for evaluating performance of multithreaded MPI communication.(Report)

Thakur, Rajeev ; Gropp, William

Parallel Computing, Dec, 2009, Vol.35(12), p.608(10) [Tạp chí có phản biện]

ISSN: 0167-8191

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    Test suite for evaluating performance of multithreaded MPI communication.(Report)
  • Tác giả: Thakur, Rajeev ; Gropp, William
  • Chủ đề: Multiprocessing ; Computer Science
  • Là 1 phần của: Parallel Computing, Dec, 2009, Vol.35(12), p.608(10)
  • Mô tả: To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.parco.2008.12.013 Byline: Rajeev Thakur (a), William Gropp (b) Keywords: Message passing interface (MPI); Multithreading; Performance measurement; Benchmarks Abstract: As parallel systems are commonly being built out of increasingly large multicore chips, application programmers are exploring the use of hybrid programming models combining MPI across nodes and multithreading within a node. Many MPI implementations, however, are just starting to support multithreaded MPI communication, often focussing on correctness first and performance later. As a result, both users and implementers need some measure for evaluating the multithreaded performance of an MPI implementation. In this paper, we propose a number of performance tests that are motivated by typical application scenarios. These tests cover the overhead of providing the MPI_THREAD_MULTIPLE level of thread safety for user programs, the amount of concurrency in different threads making MPI calls, the ability to overlap communication with computation, and other features. We present performance results with this test suite on several platforms (Linux cluster, Sun and IBM SMPs) and MPI implementations (MPICH2, Open MPI, IBM, and Sun). Author Affiliation: (a) Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Ave., Argonne, IL 60439, USA (b) Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA Article History: Received 14 May 2008; Accepted 27 December 2008
  • Ngôn ngữ: English
  • Số nhận dạng: ISSN: 0167-8191

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