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T. Hoefler, P. Gottschling, W. Rehm and A. Lumsdaine:

 Optimizing a Conjugate Gradient Solver with Non-Blocking Collective Operations

(In Recent Advantages in Parallel Virtual Machine and Message Passing Interface. 13th European PVM/MPI User's Group Meeting, Proceedings, LNCS 4192, presented in Bonn, Germany, pages 374-382, Springer, ISSN: 0302-9743, ISBN: 3-540-39110-X, Sep. 2006)
Invited to a journal special issue on top picks from EuroMPI'06.

Abstract

Abstract. This paper presents a case study about the applicability and usage of non-blocking collective operations. These operations provide the ability to overlap communication with computation and to avoid unnecessary synchronization. We introduce our NBC library, a portable low-overhead implementation of non-blocking collectives on top of MPI-1. We demonstrate the easy usage of the NBC library with the optimization of a conjugate gradient solver with only minor changes to the traditional parallel implementation of the program. The optimized solver runs up to 34% faster and is able to overlap most of the communication. We show that there is, due to the overlap, no performance difference between Gigabit Ethernet and InfiniBandTM for our calculation.

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BibTeX

@inproceedings{hoefler-parsim-06,
  author={T. Hoefler and P. Gottschling and W. Rehm and A. Lumsdaine},
  title={{Optimizing a Conjugate Gradient Solver with Non-Blocking Collective Operations}},
  year={2006},
  month={Sep.},
  pages={374-382},
  booktitle={Recent Advantages in Parallel Virtual Machine and Message Passing Interface. 13th European PVM/MPI User's Group Meeting, Proceedings, LNCS 4192},
  location={Bonn, Germany},
  publisher={Springer},
  issn={0302-9743},
  isbn={3-540-39110-X},
  source={http://www.unixer.de/~htor/publications/},
}

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