This chapter focuses on the workload balance of MPI applications running in heterogeneous cluster environment consisting of Intel Xeon processors and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors in a financial industry application that calculates Asian option payoffs. Three cases are considered: unbalanced symmetric MPI code, manual balancing with pre-calculated performances of the cluster components, and dynamic workload balancing, implemented with Boss‐Workers model, also known as master/slave communication model.
Vadim Karpusenko, PhD, is a Principal HPC Research Engineer at Colfax International. His research interests are in the area of physical modeling with HPC clusters, highly parallel architectures, and code optimization. Vadim holds a PhD in Physics from North Carolina State University for his computational research of the free energy and stability of helical secondary structures of proteins.
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