### Abstract

Experience and intuition indicate that both synchronization and the mapping of workload to processors has significant impact on overall performance. However, the behavior of parallel simulations is quite complex, and the interrelationships between workload mapping and the synchronization overheads need mathematical explanation. This paper develops a performance model of a parallel simulation that is synchronized using composite synchronization. We use this model to help explain how mapping decisions and a synchronization tuning parameter impacts synchronization overhead, and hence performance. The observations we make should inform designers of algorithms to map conservatively synchronized parallel simulations to the available computing platform.

Original language | English (US) |
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Title of host publication | SIGSIM-PADS 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGSIM Conference on Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation |

Publisher | Association for Computing Machinery, Inc |

Pages | 89-96 |

Number of pages | 8 |

ISBN (Electronic) | 9781450344890 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - May 16 2017 |

Event | 5th ACM SIGSIM Conference on Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation, SIGSIM-PADS 2017 - Singapore, Singapore Duration: May 24 2017 → May 26 2017 |

### Publication series

Name | SIGSIM-PADS 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGSIM Conference on Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation |
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### Other

Other | 5th ACM SIGSIM Conference on Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation, SIGSIM-PADS 2017 |
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Country | Singapore |

City | Singapore |

Period | 5/24/17 → 5/26/17 |

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### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Modeling and Simulation
- Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

### Cite this

*SIGSIM-PADS 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGSIM Conference on Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation*(pp. 89-96). (SIGSIM-PADS 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGSIM Conference on Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3064911.3069396