Gabriel Rodríguez

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With the evolution of high-performance computing towards heterogeneous, massively parallel systems, parallel applications have developed new checkpoint and restart necessities. Whether due to a failure in the execution or to a migration of the application processes to different machines, checkpointing tools must be able to operate in heterogeneous(More)
There is a growing interest in Cloud Computing for delivering computing as a utility. Security in Cloud Computing is a challenging research problem because it involves many interdependent tasks including vulnerability scanning, application layer firewalls, configuration management, alert monitoring and analysis, source code analysis, and user identity(More)
Grids have brought a significant increase in the number of available resources that can be provided to applications. In the last decade, an important effort has been made to develop middleware that provides grids with functionalities related to application execution. However, support for fault-tolerant executions is either lacking or limited. This paper(More)
The use of GPUs for general purpose computation has increased dramatically in the past years due to the rising demands of computing power and their tremendous computing capacity at low cost. Hence, new programming models have been developed to integrate these accelerators with high-level programming languages, giving place to heterogeneous computing(More)
This paper presents CPPC (Controller/Precompiler for Portable Checkpointing), a checkpointing tool designed for heterogeneous clusters and Grid infrastructures through the use of portable protocols, portable checkpoint files and portable code. It works at variable level being user-directed, thus generating small checkpoint files. It allows parallel(More)
Checkpointing tools may be typically implemented at two different abstraction levels: at the system level or at the application level. The latter has become a more popular alternative due to its flexibility and the possibility of operating in different environments. However, application-level checkpointing tools often require the user to manually insert(More)
The widespread use of multicore processors is not a consequence of significant advances in parallel programming. In contrast, multicore processors arise due to the complexity of building power-efficient, high-clock-rate, single-core chips. Automatic parallelization of sequential applications is the ideal solution for making parallel programming as easy as(More)
The execution times of large-scale parallel applications on nowadays multi/many-core systems are usually longer than the mean time between failures. Therefore, parallel applications must tolerate hardware failures to ensure that not all computation done is lost on machine failures. Checkpointing and rollback recovery is one of the most popular techniques to(More)
This paper focuses on the performance evaluation of Compiler for Portable Checkpointing (CPPC), a tool for the checkpointing of parallel message-passing applications. Its performance and the factors that impact it are transparently and rigorously identified and assessed. The tests were performed on a public supercomputing infrastructure, using a large(More)