Model for Simulation of Heterogeneous High-Performance Computing Environments

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Executive Summary

This paper proposes a new model to predict the process execution behavior on heterogeneous multicomputing environments. This model considers the process execution costs such as processing, hard disk accessing, message transmitting and memory allocation. A simulator of this model was developed which help to predict the execution behavior of processes on distributed environments under different scheduling techniques. Besides the simulator, it was developed a suite of benchmark tools in order to parameterize the proposed model with data collected from real environments. Experiments were conduced to evaluate the proposed model which used a parallel application executing on a heterogeneous system.

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