Understanding Performance Interference in Next-Generation HPC Systems
OH Mondragon and PG Bridges and S Levy and KB Ferreira and P Widener, SC '16: PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING, NETWORKING, STORAGE AND ANALYSIS, 384-395 (2016).
Next-generation systems face a wide range of new potential sources of application interference, including resilience actions, system software adaptation, and in situ analytics programs. In this paper, we present a new model for analyzing the performance of bulk-synchronous HPC applications based on the use of extreme value theory. After validating this model against both synthetic and real applications, the paper then uses both simulation and modeling techniques to profile next-generation interference sources and characterize their behavior and performance impact on a selection of HPC benchmarks, mini-applications, and applications. Lastly, this work shows how the model can be used to understand how current interference mitigation techniques in multi- processors
Return to Publications page