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Presentation Outline A word or two about our program Our HPC system acquisition process Program benchmark suite Evolution of benchmark-based performance metrics Where do we go from here?
HPCMP Serves a Large, Diverse DoD User Community 519 projects and 4,086 users at approximately 130 sites Requirements categorized in 10 Computational Technology Areas (CTA) FY08 non-real-time requirements of 1,108 Habu-equivalents 156 users are self characterized as Other Computational Structural Mechanics – 437 Users Electronics, Networking, and Systems/C4I – 114 Users Computational Chemistry, Biology & Materials Science – 408 Users Computational Electromagnetics & Acoustics – 337 Users Computational Fluid Dynamics – 1,572 Users Environmental Quality Modeling & Simulation – 147 Users Signal/Image Processing – 353 Users Integrated Modeling & Test Environments – 139 Users Climate/Weather/Ocean Modeling & Simulation – 241 Users Forces Modeling & Simulation – 182 Users
High Performance Computing Centers 4 Allocated Distributed Centers Strategic Consolidation of Resources 4 Major Shared Resource Centers
2007 Total HPCMP End-of-Year Computational Capabilities 1993 HPCMP Center Resources Legend MSRCs ADCs (DCs) Note: Computational capability reflects available GFLOPS during fiscal year
FY03 FY04 FY05 FY06 FY07 FY03 FY04 FY05 FY06 FY07 As of: August 2007 HPC Modernization Program (MSRCs)
FY03 FY04 FY05 FY06 FY03 FY04 FY05 FY06 As of: August 2007 HPC Modernization Program (ADCs)
Overview of TI-XX Acquisition Process Determination of Requirements, Usage, and Allocations Choose application benchmarks, test cases, and weights Vendors provide measured and projected times on offered systems Measure benchmark times on DoD standard system Measure benchmark times on existing DoD systems Determine performance for each offered system on each application test case Determine performance for each existing system on each application test case Determine performance for each offered system Usability/past performance information on offered systems Collective Acquisition Decision Use optimizer to determine price/performance for each offered system and combination of systems Center facility requirements Vendor pricing Life-cycle costs for offered systems
TI-08 Synthetic Test Suite CPUBench – Floating point execution rate ICBench – Interconnect bandwidth and latency LANBench – External network interface and connection bandwidth MEMBench – Memory bandwidth (MultiMAPS) OSBench – Operating system noise (PSNAP from LANL) SPIOBench – Streaming parallel I/O bandwidth
Determination of Performance Establish a DoD standard benchmark time for each application benchmark case –ERDC Cray dual-core XT3 (Sapphire) chosen as standard DoD system –Standard benchmark times on DoD standard system measured at 128 processors for standard test cases and 512 processor for large test cases –Split in weight between standard and large application test cases will be made at 256 processors Benchmark timings (at least four on each test case) are requested for systems that meet or beat the DoD standard benchmark times by at least a factor of two (preferably four) Benchmark timings may be extrapolated provided they are guaranteed, but at least two actual timings must be provided for each test case
Determination of Performance (cont.) Curve fit: Time = A/N + B + C*N –N = number of processing cores –A/N = time for parallel portion of code (|| base) –B = time for serial portion of code –C*N = parallel penalty (|| overhead) Constraints –A/N 0 Parallel base time is non-negative. –T min B 0 Serial time is non-negative and is not greater than the minimum observed time.
Determination of Performance (cont.) Curve fit approach –For each value of B (T min B 0) Determine A: Time – B = A/N Determine C: Time – (A/N + B) = C*N Calculate fit quality (N i, T i ) = time T i observed at N i cores M = number of observed core counts –Select the value of B with largest fit quality
Determination of Performance (cont.) Calculate score (in DoD standard system equivalents) –C = number of compute cores in target system –C base = number of compute cores in standard system –S base = number of compute cores in standard execution –STM = size-to-match = number of compute cores of target system required to match performance of S base cores of the standard system
Comparison of HPCMP System Capabilities: FY 2003 - FY 2008 Habu-equivalents per Processor
Whats Next? Continue to evolve application benchmarks to represent accurately the HPCMP computational workload Increase profiling and performance modeling to understand application performance better Use performance predictions to supplement application benchmark measurements and guide vendors in designing more efficient systems
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