Topology-Aware Mapping Techniques for Heterogeneous HPC Systems: A Systematic Survey

Saad B. Alotaibi, Fathy alboraei
2018 International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications  
At the present time, the modern platforms of highperformance computing (HPC) consists of heterogeneous computing devices which are connected through complex hierarchical networks. Moreover, it is moving towards the Exascale era and which makes the number of nodes to increase as well as the number of cores within a node to increase. As a consequence, the communication costs and the data movement are increasing. Given that, the efficient topology-aware process mapping has become vital to
more » ... ly optimize the data locality management in order to improve the system performance and energy consumption. It will also decrease the communication cost of the processes by matching the application virtual topology (exploited by the system for assigning the processes to the physical processor) to the target underlying hardware architecture called physical topology. Additionally, improving the locality problem which is one of the most challenging issues faced by the current parallel applications. In this survey paper, we have studied various topology-aware mapping techniques and algorithms.
doi:10.14569/ijacsa.2018.091045 fatcat:taeescyyjjej7pbqutm4kulagy