Optimization of All-to-All Communication on the Blue Gene/L Supercomputer

@article{Kumar2008OptimizationOA,
  title={Optimization of All-to-All Communication on the Blue Gene/L Supercomputer},
  author={Sameer Kumar and Yogish Sabharwal and Rahul Garg and Philip Heidelberger},
  journal={2008 37th International Conference on Parallel Processing},
  year={2008},
  pages={320-329}
}
All-to-all communication is a well known performance bottleneck for many applications, such as the ones that use the Fast-Fourier-transform (FFT) algorithm. We analyze the performance of all-to-all communication on the BlueGene/L torus interconnect that has link contention even for all-to-all operations with short messages. We observed that the performance of all-to-all depends on the shape of the processor partition. We present a performance analysis of all-to-all on partitions of various… CONTINUE READING
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