A hierarchic task-based programming model for distributed heterogeneous computing
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European Commisision's projectTANGO - Transparent heterogeneous hardware Architecture deployment for eNergy Gain in Operation (EC-H2020-687584)
Distributed computing platforms are evolving to heterogeneous ecosystems with Clusters, Grids and Clouds introducing in its computing nodes, processors with different core architectures, accelerators (i.e. GPUs, FPGAs), as well as different memories and storage devices in order to achieve better performance with lower energy consumption. As a consequence of this heterogeneity, programming applications for these distributed heterogeneous platforms becomes a complex task. Additionally to the complexity of developing an application for distributed platforms, developers must also deal now with the complexity of the different computing devices inside the node. In this article, we present a programming model that aims to facilitate the development and execution of applications in current and future distributed heterogeneous parallel architectures. This programming model is based on the hierarchical composition of the COMP Superscalar and Omp Superscalar programming models that allow developers to implement infrastructure-agnostic applications. The underlying runtime enables applications to adapt to the infrastructure without the need of maintaining different versions of the code. Our programming model proposal has been evaluated on real platforms, in terms of heterogeneous resource usage, performance and adaptation.
CitationEjarque, J.; Dominguez, M.; Badia, R. M. A hierarchic task-based programming model for distributed heterogeneous computing. "International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications", 1 Maig 2019.