Performance analysis of distributed applications by suitability functions

Getov, Vladimir, Hockney, Roger W. and Hey, Tony (1993) Performance analysis of distributed applications by suitability functions. In: Proceedings of Programming Models for Massively Parallel Computers, 1993. IEEE, pp. 191-197. ISBN 0818649003

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A simple programming model of distributed-memory message-passing computer systems is first applied to describe the couple architecture/application by two sets of parameters. The node timing formula is then derived on the basis of scalar, vector and communication components. A set of suitability functions, extracted from the performance formulae, are defined. These functions are applied as an example to the performance analysis of the 1-dimensional FFT benchmark from the GENESIS benchmark suite. The suitability functions could also be useful for comparative performance analysis of both existing distributed-memory systems and new architectures under development.

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