2018 18th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGRID) (2018)
Washington, DC, USA
May 1, 2018 to May 4, 2018
State-of-the-art synchronous graph processing frameworks face both inefficiency and imbalance issues that cause their performance to be suboptimal. These issues include the inefficiency of communication and the imbalanced graph computation/communication costs in an iteration. We propose to replace their conventional two-sided communication model with the one-sided counterpart. Accordingly, we design SHMEMGraph, an efficient and balanced graph processing framework that is formulated across a global memory space and takes advantage of the flexibility and efficiency of one-sided communication for graph processing. Through an efficient one-sided communication channel, SHMEMGraph utilizes the high-performance operations with RDMA while minimizing the resource contention within a computer node. In addition, SHMEMGraph synthesizes a number of optimizations to address both computation imbalance and communication imbalance. By using a graph of 1 billion edges, our evaluation shows that compared to the state-of-the-art Gemini framework, SHMEMGraph achieves an average improvement of 35.5% in terms of job completion time for five representative graph algorithms.
data handling, graph theory
H. Fu, M. Gorentla Venkata, S. Salman, N. Imam and W. Yu, "SHMEMGraph: Efficient and Balanced Graph Processing Using One-Sided Communication," 2018 18th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGRID), Washington, DC, USA, 2018, pp. 513-522.