SC20 Proceedings

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis

Evaluation of the Communication Motif for a Distributed Eigensolver Using the SST Network Simulation Tool


Workshop:PMBS20: The 11th International Workshop on Performance Modeling, Benchmarking and Simulation of High-Performance Computer Systems

Authors: Md Afibuzzaman (Michigan State University); Pieter Maris (Iowa State University); Taylor Groves, Dossay Oryspayev, Brandon Cook, and Chao Yang (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory); and Hasan Metin Aktulga (Michigan State University)


Abstract: A new motif that corresponds to the communication operations of the distributed LOBPCG eigensolver used in the Many-Fermion Dynamics--nuclear, or MFDn, code is constructed. The impact of communication strategy and process placement are evaluated on current and future architectures using the SST network simulation tool. Simulation of the communication motif is validated against production runs on the Cori system at NERSC. We identify the strengths and shortcomings of SST in doing so.





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