Performance Analysis of Distributed GPU-Accelerated Task-Based Workflows Full text

Marcos N. L. Carvalho, Anna Queralt, Oscar Romero, Alkis Simitsis, Cristian Tatu, Rosa M. Badia
Περίληψη. We present an empirical approach to identify the key factors affecting the execution performance of task-based workflows on a High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure composed of heterogeneous CPU-GPU clusters. Our results reveal that the execution performance in distributed GPU-accelerated task-based workflows highly depends on several interrelated factors regarding the task algorithm, dataset, resources, and system employed. In addition, our analysis identifies key correlations among these factors, presents novel observations, and offers guidelines toward designing an automated method to handle task-based workflows in modern, high-compute capacity, CPU-GPU engines.