Performance Evaluation of OpenMP Applications on Virtualized Multicore Machines

  • Jie Tao
  • Karl Fürlinger
  • Holger Marten
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6665)


Virtualization technology has been applied to a variety of areas including server consolidation, High Performance Computing, as well as Grid and Cloud computing. Due to the fact that applications do not run directly on the hardware of a host machine, virtualization generally causes a performance loss for both sequential and parallel applications.

This paper studies the performance issues of the OpenMP execution on virtualized multicore systems. The goal of this study is to quantify the performance deficit of virtualization of OpenMP applications and further to detect the reason of the performance loss. The results of the investigation are expected to guide the optimization of virtualization technologies as well as the applications.


Cloud Computing Virtual Machine High Performance Computing Physical Machine Virtualization Technology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jie Tao
    • 1
  • Karl Fürlinger
    • 2
  • Holger Marten
    • 1
  1. 1.Steinbuch Center for ComputingKarlsruhe Institute of TechnologyGermany
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceLudwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU)MünchenGermany

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