Modeling Cost/Performance of a Parallel Computer Simulator

@article{Falsafi1997ModelingCO,
  title={Modeling Cost/Performance of a Parallel Computer Simulator},
  author={Babak Falsafi and David A. Wood},
  journal={ACM Trans. Model. Comput. Simul.},
  year={1997},
  volume={7},
  pages={104-130}
}
This article examines the cost/performance of simulating a hypothetical target parallel computer using a commercial host parallel computer. We address the question of whether parallel simulation is simply faster than sequential simulation, or if it is also more costeffective. To answer this, we develop a performance model of the Wisconsin Wind Tunnel (WWT), a system that simulates cache-coherent shared-memory machines on a messagepassing Thinking Machines CM-5. The performance model uses… CONTINUE READING
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