François Trahay

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Since the advent of multi-core processors, the phys-ionomy of typical clusters has dramatically evolved. This new massively multi-core era is a major change in architecture, causing the evolution of programming models towards hybrid MPI+threads, therefore requiring new features at low-level. Modern communication subsystems now have to deal with(More)
The current trend in clusters architecture leads toward a massive use of multicore chips. This hardware evolution raises bottleneck issues at the network interface level. The use of multiple parallel networks allows to overcome this problem as it provides an higher aggregate bandwidth. But this bandwidth remains theoretical as only a few communication(More)
Modern supercomputers with multi-core nodes enhanced by accelerators, as well as hybrid programming models introduce more complexity in modern applications. Exploiting efficiently all the resources requires a complex analysis of the performance of applications in order to detect time-consuming sections. We present eztrace, a generic trace generation(More)
The current trend in clusters leads towards an increase of the number of cores per node. As a result, an increasing number of parallel applications is mixing message passing and multithreading as an attempt to better match the underlying architecture's structure. This naturally raises the problem of designing efficient, multithreaded implementations of MPL(More)
Although processors become massively multicore and therefore new programming models mix message passing and multi-threading, the effects of threads on communication libraries remain neglected. Designing an efficient modern communication library requires precautions in order to limit the impact of thread-safety mechanisms on performance. In this paper, we(More)
High-performance computing relies more and more on complex hardware: multiple computers, multi-processor computer, multi-core processing unit, multiple general purpose graphical processing units... To efficiently exploit the power of current computing architectures, modern applications rely on a high level of parallelism. To analyze and optimize these(More)
This paper describes how the NewMadeleine communication library has been integrated within the MPICH2 MPI implementation and the benefits brought. NewMadeleine is integrated as a Nemesis network module but the upper layers and in particular the CH3 layer has been modified. By doing so, we allow NewMadeleine to fully deliver its performance to an MPI(More)
Communication performance is a critical issue in HPC applications, and many solutions have been proposed on the literature (algorithmic, protocols, etc.) In the meantime, computing nodes become massively multicore, leading to a real imbalance between the number of communication sources and the number of physical communication resources. Thus it is now(More)
Modern supercomputers with multi-core nodes enhanced by accelerators, as well as hybrid programming models, introduce more complexity in modern applications. Efficiently Exploiting all of the available resources requires a complex performance analysis of applications in order to detect time-consuming or idle sections. This paper presents an open-source(More)