On the Interaction of High-Performance Network Protocol Stacks with Multicore Architectures
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In this thesis, we analyze these asymmetric interactions and propose and design a novel systems level management framework called SIMMer (Systems Interaction Mapping Manager) that automatically monitors these interactions and dynamically manages the mapping of processes on processor cores to transparently maximize application performance. Performance analysis of SIMMer shows that it can improve the communication performance of applications by more than twofold and the overall application performance by 18%. We further analyze the impact of contention in network and processor resources and relate it to the communication pattern of the application. Insights learnt from these analyses can lead to efficient runtime configurations for scientific applications on multicore architectures.
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