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A Comparison of Scheduling Approaches for Mixed-Parallel Applications on Heterogeneous Platforms

Tchimou N'Takpé 1 Frédéric Suter 1 Henri Casanova 2
1 ALGORILLE - Algorithms for the Grid
INRIA Lorraine, LORIA - Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications
Abstract : Mixed-parallel applications can take advantage of large-scale computing platforms but scheduling them efficiently on such platforms is challenging. In this paper we compare the two main proposed approaches for solving this scheduling problem on a heterogeneous set of homogeneous clusters. We first modify previously proposed algorithms for both approaches and show that our modifications lead to significant improvements. We then perform a comparison of the modified algorithms in simulation over a wide range of application and platform conditions. We find that although both approaches have advantages, one of them is most likely he most appropriate for the majority of users.
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Tchimou N'Takpé, Frédéric Suter, Henri Casanova. A Comparison of Scheduling Approaches for Mixed-Parallel Applications on Heterogeneous Platforms. 6th International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing - ISPDC 2007, Jul 2007, Hagenberg, Austria. pp.35-42. ⟨inria-00151812⟩

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