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Performance Analysis for Mesh and Mesh-Spectral Archetype Applications

Rifkin, Adam and Massingill, Berna (1998) Performance Analysis for Mesh and Mesh-Spectral Archetype Applications. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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This document outlines a simple method for benchmarking a parallel communication library and for using the results to model the performance of applications developed with that communication library. We use compositional performance analysis - decomposing a parallel program into its modular parts and analyzing their respective performances - to gain perspective on the performance of the whole program. This model is useful for predicting parallel program execution times for different types of program archetypes, (e.g., mesh and mesh-spectral) using communication libraries built with different message-passing schemes (e.g., Fortran M and Fortran with MPI) running on different architectures (e.g., IBM SP2 and a network of Pentium personal computers).

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Additional Information:© 1998 California Institute of Technology. December 9, 1996, Revised August 7, 1998. This research is supported in part by the NSF under CRPC grant CCR-9120008. This work constitutes part of the Caltech Archetypes Project; more information is available at on the Web.
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Record Number:CaltechCSTR:1998.cs-tr-96-27
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