Sim-X: Parallel system software for interactive multi-experiment computational studies

Siu Man Yau, Eitan Grinspun, Vijay Karamcheti, Denis Zorin

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Abstract

Advances in high-performance computing have led to the broad use of computational studies in everyday engineering and scientific applications. A single study may require thousands of computational experiments, each corresponding to individual runs of simulation software with different parameter settings; in complex studies, the pattern of parameter changes is complex and may have to be adjusted by the user based on partial simulation results. Unfortunately, existing tools have limited high-level support for managing large ensembles of simultaneous computational experiments. In this paper, we present a system architecture for interactive computational studies targeting two goals. The first is to provide a framework for high-level user interaction with computational studies, rather than individual experiments; the second is to maximize the size of the studies that can be performed at close to interactive rates. We describe a prototype implementation of the system and demonstrate performance improvements obtained using our approach for a simple model problem.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2006
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)1424400546, 9781424400546
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event20th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2006 - Rhodes Island, Greece
Duration: 25 Apr 200629 Apr 2006

Publication series

Name20th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2006
Volume2006

Conference

Conference20th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2006
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityRhodes Island
Period25/04/0629/04/06

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