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Grids with multiple batch systems for performance enhancement of multi-component and parameter sweep parallel applications

Sundari, M Sivagama and Vadhiyar, Sathish S and Nanjundiah, Ravi S (2010) Grids with multiple batch systems for performance enhancement of multi-component and parameter sweep parallel applications. In: Future Generation Computer Systems, 26 (2). pp. 217-227.

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Abstract

In this work, we evaluate the benefits of using Grids with multiple batch systems to improve the performance of multi-component and parameter sweep parallel applications by reduction in queue waiting times. Using different job traces of different loads, job distributions and queue waiting times corresponding to three different queuing policies(FCFS, conservative and EASY backfilling), we conducted a large number of experiments using simulators of two important classes of applications. The first simulator models Community Climate System Model (CCSM), a prominent multi-component application and the second simulator models parameter sweep applications. We compare the performance of the applications when executed on multiple batch systems and on a single batch system for different system and application configurations. We show that there are a large number of configurations for which application execution using multiple batch systems can give improved performance over execution on a single system.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier science.
Keywords: Grids;Batch systems;Multi component applications;Parameter sweep applications;Queue waiting times.
Department/Centre: Division of Information Sciences > Supercomputer Education & Research Centre
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2010 07:31
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:53
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/25162

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