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Issue No.11 - Nov. (2012 vol.23)

pp: 2024-2032

Junqing Sun , Marvell Semiconductor, Santa Clara

Gregory D. Peterson , University of Tennessee, Knoxville

DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TPDS.2012.21

ABSTRACT

In performance modeling of parallel synchronous iterative applications, the longest individual execution time among parallel processors determines the iteration time and often must be estimated for performance analysis. This involves the mean maximum calculation which has been a challenge in computer modeling for a long time. For large systems, numerical methods are not suitable because of heavy computation requirements and inaccuracy caused by rounding. On the other hand, previous approximation methods face challenges of accuracy and generality, especially for heterogeneous computing environments. This paper presents an interesting property of extreme values to enable Effective Mean Maximum Approximation (EMMA). Compared to previous mean maximum execution time approximation methods, this method is more accurate and general to different computational environments.

INDEX TERMS

Program processors, Random variables, Approximation methods, Computational modeling, Mathematical model, Distribution functions, Shape, heterogeneous computing, Performance modeling, extreme value, mean maximum, execution time

CITATION

Junqing Sun, Gregory D. Peterson, "An Effective Execution Time Approximation Method for Parallel Computing",

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