FLEX-MPI: An MPI Extension for Supporting Dynamic Load Balancing on Heterogeneous Non-dedicated Systems
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PublisherSpringer International Publishing
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European Commission's projectHIPEAC - High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation (EC-FP7-287759)
This paper introduces FLEX-MPI, a novel runtime approach for the dynamic load balancing of MPI-based SPMD applications running on heterogeneous platforms in the presence of dynamic external loads. To effectively balance the workload, FLEX-MPI monitors the actual performance of applications via hardware counters and the MPI profiling interface—with a negligible overhead and minimal code modifications. Our results show that by using this approach the execution time of an application may be significantly reduced.
CitationMartin, Gonzalo [et al.]. FLEX-MPI: An MPI Extension for Supporting Dynamic Load Balancing on Heterogeneous Non-dedicated Systems. A: 19th International Conference, Aachen, Germany, August 26-30, 2013. Proceedings. "Euro-Par 2013 Parallel Processing". Springer International Publishing, 2013, p. 138-149.