A Quality-of-Service Architecture for High-Performance Numerical Components

TitleA Quality-of-Service Architecture for High-Performance Numerical Components
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsHovland, PD, Keahey, K, McInnes, LCurfman, Norris, B, Freitag, L, Raghavan, P
Date Published02/2003
Other NumbersANL/MCS-P1028-0203
Abstract

We propose a model for QoS-based composition of high-performance numerical components. We define an architecture that relies on five key capabilities and services including component characterization, component proxy services, component replacement, a decision module, and archival run information processing. We describe quality metrics that are important for high-performance numerical simulations, including computational cost, accuracy, and rates of convergence and failure. We discuss the use of the architecture and quality metrics in the context of a driven cavity flow simulation, which has been shown to benefit from adaptive solution techniques that could be derived from a QoS architecture.

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