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Performance Prediction in a Grid Environment

  • Rosa M. Badia
  • Francesc Escalé
  • Edgar Gabriel
  • Judit Gimenez
  • Rainer Keller
  • Jesús Labarta
  • Matthias S. Müller
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2970)

Abstract

Knowing the performance of an application in a Grid environment is an important issue in application development and for scheduling decisions. In this paper we describe the analysis and optimisation of a computation- and communication-intensive application from the field of bioinformatics, which was demonstrated at the HPC-Challenge of Supercomputing 2002 at Baltimore. This application has been adapted to be run on an heterogeneous computational Grid by means of PACX-MPI. The analysis and optimisation is based on trace driven tools, mainly Dimemas and Vampir. All these methodologies and tools are being extended in the frame of the DAMIEN IST project.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosa M. Badia
    • 2
  • Francesc Escalé
    • 2
  • Edgar Gabriel
    • 1
    • 3
  • Judit Gimenez
    • 2
  • Rainer Keller
    • 1
  • Jesús Labarta
    • 2
  • Matthias S. Müller
    • 1
  1. 1.High Performance Computing Center StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.European Center for Parallelism of Barcelona (CEPBA)Technical University of Catalonia (UPC)BarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Innovative Computing Laboratories, Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA

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