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On the use of a genetic algorithm in High Performance computer benchmark tuning

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3 Author(s)
Dunlop, D. ; Technol. & Commun., Univ. of Luxembourg, Luxembourg City ; Varrette, S. ; Bouvry, P.

The High-Performance Linpack (HPL) [14] package is a reference benchmark used worldwide to evaluate high-performance computing platforms. Adjustment of HPLpsilas seventeen tuning parameters to achieve maximum performance is a time-consuming task that must be performed by hand. In this paper, we show how a genetic algorithm may be exploited to automatically determine the best parameters possible to maximize the future results of the benchmark. Indeed we propose a GA based approach, even if we do not really specify a particular GA as our investigation relies on the Acovea framework [11], which managed repeated runs of the benchmark to explore the very large space of parameter combinations on the test-case cluster. This work opens the possibility of creating a fully-automatic benchmark tuning tool.

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Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, 2008. SPECTS 2008. International Symposium on

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16-18 June 2008