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Issues in Compiling I/O Intensive Problems

  • Rajesh Bordawekar
  • Alok Choudhary
Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 362)

Abstract

It has been widely acknowledged in high-performance computing circles that input/output (I/O) needs substantial improvement in order to make scalable computers truly usable. Many users see parallelism in I/O as the best way to improve the I/O performance. Recent surveys [12] of I/O needs of parallel applications have determined that their I/O requirements fall into following categories: (1) Initial/intermediate/final I/O, (2) Out-of-core Computations, (2) Checkpointing and Restart and (4) Real-time I/O. In order to improve the overall I/O performance, one or more of these requirements need tobe addressed.

Keywords

Access Pattern Execution Model Communication Method File Space Program Space 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajesh Bordawekar
  • Alok Choudhary
    • 1
  1. 1.ECE Dept.Syracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

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