Performance Simulation of Non-blocking Communication in Message-Passing Applications

  • David Böhme
  • Marc-André Hermanns
  • Markus Geimer
  • Felix Wolf
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-14122-5_25

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6043)
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Böhme D., Hermanns MA., Geimer M., Wolf F. (2010) Performance Simulation of Non-blocking Communication in Message-Passing Applications. In: Lin HX. et al. (eds) Euro-Par 2009 – Parallel Processing Workshops. Euro-Par 2009. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6043. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

In our previous work [1], we introduced performance simulation as an instrument to verify hypotheses on causality between locally and spatially distant performance phenomena without altering the application itself. This is accomplished by modifying mpi event traces and using them to simulate hypothetical message-passing behavior. Here, we present enhancements to our approach, which was previously restricted to blocking communication, that now allow us to correctly simulate mpi non-blocking communication. We enhanced the underlying trace data format to record communication requests, and extended the simulator to even retain the inherently non-deterministic behavior of operations such as MPI_Waitany.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Böhme
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marc-André Hermanns
    • 1
  • Markus Geimer
    • 1
  • Felix Wolf
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Forschungszentrum JülichGermany
  2. 2.Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering ScienceRWTH Aachen UniversityGermany

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