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Optimizing User-Level Communication Patterns on the Fujitsu AP3000

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Optimizing User-Level Communication Patterns on the Fujitsu AP3000
In this paper, we present techniques and algorithms to improve the performance of various communication patterns on message-passing platforms where, for reasons of safety, user-level communications must be buffered in (special) memory on both the send and the receive. These algorithms can not only minimize message copying but overlap the copying to/from the special memory with the actual transfer, enabling full bandwidth to be achieved. These patterns include tree broadcast and reductions, (ring-based) multiple broadcasts and reductions, pipelined broadcast and buffered point-to-point sends. In each case, the messages may have a simple stride. All of these patterns are used in dense linear algebra applications, although they are also used in many other contexts. These algorithms are implemented and their performance evaluated on the Fujitsu AP3000, a message passing multicomputer having many characteristics of the cluster model. Some aspects, such as the performance characteristics of...
Jeremy E. Dawson, Peter E. Strazdins
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Type Conference
Year 1999
Where IWCC
Authors Jeremy E. Dawson, Peter E. Strazdins
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