Scowl: A tool for characterization of parallel workload and its use on SPLASH-2 application suite

Darko Marinov, Davor Magdic, Aleksandar Milenkovic, Jelica Protic, Igor Tartalja, Veljko Milutinovic

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Abstract

This paper concentrates on the problem of defining and measuring parameters that characterize typical behavior of parallel applications targeted to Distributed Shared Memory (DSM) systems and Shared memory MultiProcessors (SMP). These parameters can be used as input to various models for performance evaluation in this research area. Furthermore, typical application behaviors can be recognized, which can help to generate new ideas for improvements of memory consistency protocols, adapting them to specific application characteristics. Our study encompasses a variety of parameters, such as frequencies of operations of various access types (private read/writes, shared read/writes, lock operations, barrier operations), average number of accessed blocks per interval, average number of modified words, etc. Results presented in this paper are based on the SPLASH-2 application suite. The developed instrumentation tool Scowl, along with applied simulation environment, Limes, are publicly available and applicable for performing measurements on other parallel applications as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages207-213
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 8th Interantional Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecomunication System - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Aug 29 2000Sep 1 2000

Other

OtherProceedings of the 8th Interantional Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecomunication System
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period8/29/009/1/00

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation

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