Sim-X: Parallel system software for interactive multi-experiment computational studies

Siu Man Yau, Eitan Grinspun, Vijay Karamcheti, Denis Zorin

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Abstract

Advances in high-performance computing have led to the broad use of computational studies in everyday engineering and scientific applications. A single study may require thousands of computational experiments, each corresponding to individual runs of simulation software with different parameter settings; in complex studies, the pattern of parameter changes is complex and may have to be adjusted by the user based on partial simulation results. Unfortunately, existing tools have limited high-level support for managing large ensembles of simultaneous computational experiments. In this paper, we present a system architecture for interactive computational studies targeting two goals. The first is to provide a framework for high-level user interaction with computational studies, rather than individual experiments; the second is to maximize the size of the studies that can be performed at close to interactive rates. We describe a prototype implementation of the system and demonstrate performance improvements obtained using our approach for a simple model problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication20th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2006
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)1424400546, 9781424400546
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event20th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2006 - Rhodes Island, Greece
Duration: Apr 25 2006Apr 29 2006

Publication series

Name20th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2006
Volume2006

Conference

Conference20th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2006
CountryGreece
CityRhodes Island
Period4/25/064/29/06

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Yau, S. M., Grinspun, E., Karamcheti, V., & Zorin, D. (2006). Sim-X: Parallel system software for interactive multi-experiment computational studies. In 20th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2006 [1639373] (20th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2006; Vol. 2006). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IPDPS.2006.1639373