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Towards the Deployment of FastFlow on Distributed Virtual Architectures

Campa, Sonia, Danelutto, Marco, Torquati, Massimo, González-Vélez, Horacio and Popescu, Alina Madalina (2013) Towards the Deployment of FastFlow on Distributed Virtual Architectures. In: Proceedings 27th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation. ECMS Webjørn Rekdalsbakken. ISBN 9780956494467

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In this paper we investigate the deployment of FastFlow applications on multi-core virtual platforms. The overhead introduced by the virtual environment has been measured using a well-known application benchmark both in the sequential and in the FastFlow parallel setting. The overhead introduced for both the sequential and the parallel executions of CPU and memory-intensive applications is in the range of 2-30%, while the execution speedup is almost preserved. Additionally, we have ported the FastFlow benchmark to a cloud-based distributed environment in which a task-intensive application has been tested and the performance compared with the corresponding run on a smaller cluster of multi-core machines without virtualisation.

From a parallel programming perspective, we have demonstrated how a unique programming framework based on the structured parallel programming paradigm can cope with very different kind of target architectures without any (or minimal) code intervention.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Computing > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2014 10:16
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2014 09:44

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