Talk by Valentin Honoré on April 11th

Valentin Honoré will present in this talk his recent works about in situ scheduling. This work has been done with G. Aupy, B. Goglin and B. Raffin (Inria Grenoble)

Title : Modeling High-throughput Applications for in situ Analytics

Abstract : With the goal of performing exascale computing, the importance of I/O management becomes more and more critical to maintain system performance. While the computing capacities of machines are getting higher, the I/O capabilities of systems do not increase as fast. We are able to generate more data but unable to manage them efficiently due to variability of I/O performance. Limiting the requests to the Parallel File System (PFS) becomes necessary. To address this issue, new strategies are being developed such as online in situ analysis. The idea is to overcome the limitations of basic post-mortem data analysis where the data have to be stored on PFS first and processed later. There are several software solutions that allow users to specifically dedicate nodes for analysis of data and distribute the computation tasks over different sets of nodes. Thus far, they rely on a manual resource partitioning and allocation by the user of
tasks (simulations, analysis).

In this work, we propose a memory-constraint modelization for in situ analysis. We use this model to provide different scheduling policies to determine both the number of resources that should be dedicated to analysis functions, and that schedule efficiently these functions. We evaluate them and show the importance of considering memory constraints in the model. Finally, we discuss the different challenges that have to be addressed in order to build automatic tools for in
situ analytics.