Performance optimization for parallel processing on a multiple-CPU server
Fung, Y.F., Ercan, M.F., Ho, T.K., & Cheung, W.L. (2001) Performance optimization for parallel processing on a multiple-CPU server. Computer Physics Communications, 142(1-3), pp. 191-195.
Symmetric multi-processor (SMP) systems, or multiple-CPU servers, are suitable for implementing parallel algorithms because they employ dedicated communication devices to enhance the inter-processor communication bandwidth, so that a better performance can be obtained. However, the cost for a multiple-CPU server is high and therefore, the server is usually shared among many users. The work-load due to other users will certainly affect the performance of the parallel programs so it is desirable to derive a method to optimize parallel programs under different loading conditions. In this paper, we present a simple method, which can be applied in SPMD type parallel programs, to improve the speedup by controlling the number of threads within the programs.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||SMP systems, Multithreaded programming, Parallel algorithms, Performance optimization|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer System Architecture (080302)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Concurrent Programming (080304)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2001 Elsevier|
|Deposited On:||17 Nov 2010 07:59|
|Last Modified:||11 Aug 2011 00:11|
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