Scheduled System Maintenance:
On May 6th, single article purchases and IEEE account management will be unavailable from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET (12:00 - 21:00 UTC). We apologize for the inconvenience.
By Topic

Automated modeling of message-passing programs

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Mehra, P. ; Recom Technol., NASA Ames Res. Center, Moffett Field, CA, USA ; Gower, M. ; Bass, M.A.

We present a system for automated modeling of message-passing programs. Its models preserve the parallel program's structure, especially the syntactic boundaries surrounding communication calls. Our grammar-driven approach uses the program's parse trees to derive a regular expression that describes all possible execution traces at the chosen level of modeling; that expression is used for automatic extraction of timing information from traces of scaled-down runs. We consider “intelligent regression” techniques for discovering the numerical attributes of our models: run times of sequential blocks; lengths and destinations of messages; and loop bounds. Regression produces formulae expressing these attributes in terms of problem and system sizes. The model is then used for predicting the performance of large-scale runs. We illustrate our approach with a program that simultaneously solves multiple tridiagonal linear systems an the iPSC/860

Published in:

Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, 1994., MASCOTS '94., Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on

Date of Conference:

31 Jan-2 Feb 1994