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Fault-tolerant communication runtime support for data-centric programming models

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5 Author(s)
Vishnu, A. ; Pacific Northwest Nat. Lab., Richland, WA, USA ; Van Dam, H. ; De Jong, W. ; Balaji, P.
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The largest supercomputers in the world today consist of hundreds of thousands of processing cores and many more other hardware components. At such scales, hardware faults are a commonplace, necessitating fault-resilient software systems. While different fault-resilient models are available, most focus on allowing the computational processes to survive faults. On the other hand, we have recently started investigating fault resilience techniques for data-centric programming models such as the partitioned global address space (PGAS) models. The primary difference in data-centric models is the decoupling of computation and data locality. That is, data placement is decoupled from the executing processes, allowing us to view process failure (a physical node hosting a process is dead) separately from data failure (a physical node hosting data is dead). In this paper, we take a first step toward data-centric fault resilience by designing and implementing a fault-resilient, one-sided communication runtime framework using Global Arrays and its communication system, ARMCI. The framework consists of a fault-resilient process manager; low-overhead and network-assisted remote-node fault detection module; non-data-moving collective communication primitives; and failure semantics and err or codes for one-sided communication runtime systems. Our performance evaluation indicates that the framework incurs little overhead compared to state-of-the-art designs and provides a fundamental framework of fault resiliency for PGAS models.

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High Performance Computing (HiPC), 2010 International Conference on

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19-22 Dec. 2010