Implementing online performance modelling in OpenMP — Adding an energy aware scheduler for increased energy efficiency

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dc.contributor.authorAlexandersson, Thomas-
dc.contributor.authorNilsson, Olle-
dc.contributor.departmentChalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för data och informationstekniksv
dc.description.abstractOpenMP is the staple and foundation of many HPC applications. With the recent increase in heterogeneous computing platforms, it lacks the ability to utilise the architecture to its fullest potential. This new hardware allows for more advanced techniques than dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS) when minimising energy consumption. In this project, we have implemented ERASE (EneRgy Aware SchedulEr) into the LLVM’s OpenMP run-time. Mainly intended for heterogeneous compute platforms, it schedules the task and taskloop pragmas, with the goal of their execution being to use the least amount of energy. This is achieved by a mix of online and offline classification of tasks. By storing previous execution times, it is adaptable to an ever-changing computing environment. In addition, we also evaluated different interpolation models to predict missing performance data and untested system configurations. Compared to the default OpenMP, we show that ERASE can reduce energy consumption by up to 17% in realistic scenarios using a heterogeneous compute platform. Adding interpolation can further decrease the energy consumption by 25% depending on task granularity and compute
dc.subjectenergy efficient computingsv
dc.subjectonline performance modelingsv
dc.subjectheterogeneous architecturessv
dc.titleImplementing online performance modelling in OpenMP — Adding an energy aware scheduler for increased energy efficiencysv
dc.type.degreeExamensarbete för masterexamensv
dc.contributor.examinerPathan, Risat-
dc.contributor.supervisorPericàs, Miquel-
Collection:Examensarbeten för masterexamen // Master Theses

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