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Multi-criteria Checkpointing Strategies: Response-Time versus Resource Utilization

  • Aurelien Bouteiller
  • Franck Cappello
  • Jack Dongarra
  • Amina Guermouche
  • Thomas Hérault
  • Yves Robert
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8097)

Abstract

Failures are increasingly threatening the efficiency of HPC systems, and current projections of Exascale platforms indicate that rollback recovery, the most convenient method for providing fault tolerance to general-purpose applications, reaches its own limits at such scales. One of the reasons explaining this unnerving situation comes from the focus that has been given to per-application completion time, rather than to platform efficiency. In this paper, we discuss the case of uncoordinated rollback recovery where the idle time spent waiting recovering processors is used to progress a different, independent application from the system batch queue. We then propose an extended model of uncoordinated checkpointing that can discriminate between idle time and wasted computation. We instantiate this model in a simulator to demonstrate that, with this strategy, uncoordinated checkpointing per application completion time is unchanged, while it delivers near-perfect platform efficiency.

Keywords

Idle Time Mean Time Between Failure High Performance Computing System High Performance Computing Application Checkpoint Interval 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aurelien Bouteiller
    • 1
  • Franck Cappello
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jack Dongarra
    • 1
  • Amina Guermouche
    • 4
  • Thomas Hérault
    • 1
  • Yves Robert
    • 1
    • 5
  1. 1.University of Tennessee KnoxvilleUSA
  2. 2.University of Illinois at Urbana ChampaignUSA
  3. 3.INRIAFrance
  4. 4.Univ. Versailles St QuentinFrance
  5. 5.Ecole Normale Supérieure de LyonFrance

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