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Title: Supporting the Development of Resilient Message Passing Applications using Simulation

An emerging aspect of high-performance computing (HPC) hardware/software co-design is investigating performance under failure. The work in this paper extends the Extreme-scale Simulator (xSim), which was designed for evaluating the performance of message passing interface (MPI) applications on future HPC architectures, with fault-tolerant MPI extensions proposed by the MPI Fault Tolerance Working Group. xSim permits running MPI applications with millions of concurrent MPI ranks, while observing application performance in a simulated extreme-scale system using a lightweight parallel discrete event simulation. The newly added features offer user-level failure mitigation (ULFM) extensions at the simulated MPI layer to support algorithm-based fault tolerance (ABFT). The presented solution permits investigating performance under failure and failure handling of ABFT solutions. The newly enhanced xSim is the very first performance tool that supports ULFM and ABFT.
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  1. ORNL
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Conference: 22nd Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, and network-based Processing (PDP) 2014, Turin, Italy, 20140212, 20140414
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
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ORNL LDRD Director's R&D
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United States