Adaptive, efficient, parallel execution of parallel programs
Document typeConference report
PublisherBarcelona Supercomputing Center
Rights accessOpen Access
Future parallel processors will be heterogeneous, be increasingly less reliable, and operate in dynamically changing operating conditions. This will result in a constantly varying pool of hardware resources which can greatly complicate the task of efficiently exposing a program's parallelism onto these resources. Coupled with this uncertainty is the diverse set of efficiency metrics that users may desire. This talk will describe Varuna, a system that dynamically, continuously, rapidly and transparently adapts a program's parallelism to best match the instantaneous capabilities of the hardware resources while satisfying different efficiency metrics. Varuna is applicable to both multithreaded and task-based programs and can be seamlessly inserted between the program and the operating system without needing to change the source code of either. The talk will also present results demonstrating Varuna's effectiveness in diverse execution environments using unaltered C/C++ parallel programs from various benchmark suites.
CitationSohi, Guri. Adaptive, efficient, parallel execution of parallel programs. A: 2nd Severo Ochoa Research Seminar Lectures at BSC, Barcelona, 2015-2016. "Book of abstracts". Barcelona: Barcelona Supercomputing Center, 2016, p. 26-28.