Proposal of auto MPI expansion tool for cell broadband engine cluster

Tetsuya Nakahama, Masahiro Yamada, Masato Yoshimi, Hideharu Amano

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Abstract

The productivity of parallel programming has become essential with the rapid advance of multi-core and many-core processors. Especially, the programming environment of economical small or middle scale clusters using accelerators must be improved. Here, a tool for extending a parallel program for a single Cell Broadband Engine (Cell/B.E.) to that for small scale clusters with Cell/B.E. is proposed. Since the Cell APIs must be called in a certain order, the tool inserts directive and MPI library calls automatically. The developed tool successfully extends an application using Monte-Carlo method for Cell/B.E. clusters. When 16 nodes each of which uses 8 SPE are used, the performance of automatically generated code was 0.74 times that of manually optimized code. Although the proposed tool has a room of improvement on the distribution of job between PPE and SPE, it can generate the practical program only with a simple configuration file.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2011 2nd International Conference on Networking and Computing, ICNC 2011
Pages166-172
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2nd International Conference on Networking and Computing, ICNC 2011 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 2011 Nov 302011 Dec 2

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Networking and Computing, ICNC 2011
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period11/11/3011/12/2

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Plant expansion
Engines
Parallel programming
Application programming interfaces (API)
Particle accelerators
Monte Carlo methods
Productivity

Keywords

  • Cell/B.E.
  • Cell/B.E. cluster
  • source code conversion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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Nakahama, T., Yamada, M., Yoshimi, M., & Amano, H. (2011). Proposal of auto MPI expansion tool for cell broadband engine cluster. In Proceedings - 2011 2nd International Conference on Networking and Computing, ICNC 2011 (pp. 166-172). [6131802] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICNC.2011.32

Proposal of auto MPI expansion tool for cell broadband engine cluster. / Nakahama, Tetsuya; Yamada, Masahiro; Yoshimi, Masato; Amano, Hideharu.

Proceedings - 2011 2nd International Conference on Networking and Computing, ICNC 2011. 2011. p. 166-172 6131802.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Nakahama, T, Yamada, M, Yoshimi, M & Amano, H 2011, Proposal of auto MPI expansion tool for cell broadband engine cluster. in Proceedings - 2011 2nd International Conference on Networking and Computing, ICNC 2011., 6131802, pp. 166-172, 2nd International Conference on Networking and Computing, ICNC 2011, Osaka, Japan, 11/11/30. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICNC.2011.32
Nakahama T, Yamada M, Yoshimi M, Amano H. Proposal of auto MPI expansion tool for cell broadband engine cluster. In Proceedings - 2011 2nd International Conference on Networking and Computing, ICNC 2011. 2011. p. 166-172. 6131802 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICNC.2011.32
Nakahama, Tetsuya ; Yamada, Masahiro ; Yoshimi, Masato ; Amano, Hideharu. / Proposal of auto MPI expansion tool for cell broadband engine cluster. Proceedings - 2011 2nd International Conference on Networking and Computing, ICNC 2011. 2011. pp. 166-172
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