Scalable interconnection network models for rapid performance prediction of HPC applications Conference

cited authors

  • Ahmed, K; Liu, J; Eidenbenz, S; Zerr, J

fiu authors


  • Performance Prediction Toolkit (PPT) is a simulator mainly developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory to facilitate rapid and accurate performance prediction of large-scale scientific applications on existing and future HPC architectures. In this paper, we present three interconnect models for performance prediction of large-scale HPC applications. They are based on interconnect topologies widely used in HPC systems: torus, dragonfly, and fat-tree. We conduct extensive validation tests of our interconnect models, in particular, using configurations of existing HPC systems. Results show that our models provide good accuracy for predicting the network behavior. We also present a performance study of a parallel computational physics application to show that our model can accurately predict the parallel behavior of large-scale applications.

publication date

  • January 20, 2017

start page

  • 1069

end page

  • 1078