Team, Visitors, External Collaborators
Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: New Results

Co-scheduling HPC workloads on cache-partitioned CMP platforms

Co-scheduling techniques are used to improve the throughput of applications on chip multiprocessors (CMP), but sharing resources often generates critical interferences.

In collaboration with ENS Lyon and Georgia Tech, we looked at the interferences in the last level of cache (LLC) and use the Cache Allocation Technology (CAT) recently provided by Intel to partition the LLC and give each co-scheduled application their own cache area.

We considered m iterative HPC applications running concurrently and answer the following questions: (i) how to precisely model the behavior of these applications on the cache partitioned platform? and (ii) how many cores and cache fractions should be assigned to each application to maximize the platform efficiency? Here, platform efficiency is defined as maximizing the performance either globally, or as guaranteeing a fixed ratio of iterations per second for each application. Through extensive experiments using CAT, we demonstrated the impact of cache partitioning when multiple HPC application are co-scheduled onto CMP platforms. [2]