Oct 10 – 14, 2016
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
America/Los_Angeles timezone

Benchmarking High Performance Computing Architectures with CMS' Skeleton Framework

Oct 10, 2016, 12:15 PM
GG C1 (San Francisco Mariott Marquis)


San Francisco Mariott Marquis

Oral Track 2: Offline Computing Track 2: Offline Computing


In 2012 CMS evaluated which underlying concurrency technology would be the best to use for its multi-threaded framework. The available technologies were evaluated on the high throughput computing systems dominating the resources in use at that time. A skeleton framework benchmarking suite that emulates the tasks performed within a CMSSW application was used to select Intel's Thread Building Block library, based on the measured overheads in both memory and CPU on the different technologies benchmarked. In 2016 CMS will get access to high performance computing resources that use new many core architectures; machines such as Cori Phase 1&2, Theta, Mira. Because of this we have revived the 2012 benchmark to test it’s performance and conclusions on these new architectures. This talk will discuss the results of this exercise.

Primary Keyword (Mandatory) Data processing workflows and frameworks/pipelines
Secondary Keyword (Optional) High performance computing
Tertiary Keyword (Optional) Parallelization

Primary author

Elizabeth Sexton-Kennedy (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))


Christopher Jones (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US)) James Amundson (FNAL) Dr Patrick Gartung (Fermilab (US))

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