Heuristic-based techniques for mapping irregular communication graphs to mesh topologies

Abhinav Bhatele, Laxmikant V. Kale

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Abstract

Mapping of parallel applications on the network topology is becoming increasingly important on large supercomputers. Topology aware mapping can reduce the hops traveled by messages on the network and hence reduce contention, which can lead to improved performance. This paper discusses heuristic techniques for mapping applications with irregular communication graphs to mesh and torus topologies. Parallel codes with irregular communication constitute an important class of applications. Unstructured grid applications are a classic example of codes with irregular communication patterns. Since the mapping problem is NP-hard, this paper presents fast heuristic-based algorithms. These heuristics are part of a larger framework for automatic mapping of parallel applications. We evaluate the heuristics in this paper in terms of the reduction in average hops per byte. The heuristics discussed here are applicable to most parallel applications since irregular graphs constitute the most general category of communication patterns. Some heuristics can also be easily extended to other network topologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc.- 2011 IEEE International Conference on HPCC 2011 - 2011 IEEE International Workshop on FTDCS 2011 - Workshops of the 2011 Int. Conf. on UIC 2011- Workshops of the 2011 Int. Conf. ATC 2011
Pages765-771
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 24 2011
Event13th IEEE International Workshop on FTDCS 2011, the 8th International Conference on ATC 2011, the 8th International Conference on UIC 2011 and the 13th IEEE International Conference on HPCC 2011 - Banff, AB, Canada
Duration: Sep 2 2011Sep 4 2011

Publication series

NameProc.- 2011 IEEE International Conference on HPCC 2011 - 2011 IEEE International Workshop on FTDCS 2011 -Workshops of the 2011 Int. Conf. on UIC 2011- Workshops of the 2011 Int. Conf. ATC 2011

Other

Other13th IEEE International Workshop on FTDCS 2011, the 8th International Conference on ATC 2011, the 8th International Conference on UIC 2011 and the 13th IEEE International Conference on HPCC 2011
CountryCanada
CityBanff, AB
Period9/2/119/4/11

Keywords

  • communication optimization
  • interconnect topology
  • irregular patterns
  • mapping
  • performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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