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Workload Characterization of CFD Applications Using Partial Differential Equation SolversWorkload characterization is used for modeling and evaluating of computing systems at different levels of detail. We present workload characterization for a class of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) applications that solve Partial Differential Equations (PDEs). This workload characterization focuses on three high performance computing platforms: SGI Origin2000, EBM SP-2, a cluster of Intel Pentium Pro bases PCs. We execute extensive measurement-based experiments on these platforms to gather statistics of system resource usage, which results in workload characterization. Our workload characterization approach yields a coarse-grain resource utilization behavior that is being applied for performance modeling and evaluation of distributed high performance metacomputing systems. In addition, this study enhances our understanding of interactions between PDE solver workloads and high performance computing platforms and is useful for tuning these applications.
Document ID
20020051884
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Waheed, Abdul (MRJ Technology Solutions, Inc. Moffett Field, CA United States)
Yan, Jerry (MRJ Technology Solutions, Inc. Moffett Field, CA United States)
Saini, Subhash
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1998
Subject Category
Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Meeting Information
Workshop on Workload Characterization in High Performance Computing Environments(Montreal)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS2-14303
PROJECT: RTOP 509-10-31
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.