[SimGrid-user] Multiple NPB applications run on a single topology (platform)

Millian Poquet millian.poquet at inria.fr
Thu Nov 8 16:14:05 CET 2018


>From what I understood you would like to simulate the execution of concurrent MPI applications on the same platform. 

I think this feature is only possible for offline simulation for the moment in SimGrid. 
By offline simulation I mean replaying the execution of traces rather than executing the applications' code online. 

One simple way to execute concurrent traces could be the following. 

1. Obtain an execution trace from your applications. 
This (under construction?) tutorial shows how to get a trace from smpirun. 
2. Execute the several applications on the same time. 
A SimGrid illustration of this can be found in the smpi/replay_multiple example. 

If you plan to work on the scheduling of such applications, you could be more interested in 
using Batsim rather than SimGrid directly. In this case the steps would be: 

1. Obtain the execution trace of your applications. 
2. Generate a Batsim workload using these traces. 
3. Then run Batsim on the desired platform with the desired scheduler (or do your own). 

I hope this helps, 
Dr. Millian Poquet 
Postdoc Researcher, Myriads Team, Inria/IRISA 

> De: "yao hu" <huyao0107 at gmail.com>
> À: "simgrid-user" <simgrid-user at lists.gforge.inria.fr>
> Envoyé: Lundi 29 Octobre 2018 14:10:26
> Objet: [SimGrid-user] Multiple NPB applications run on a single topology
> (platform)

> Hi all,
> I wanna to implement an idea to analyze the effect of link sharing among
> multiple application.
> Using simgrid, is it possible to run multiple NPB applications on a single
> (same) topology?
> These applications may share the same link with limited bandwidth.
> If it is possible, do I need to write my own application .c file? Or just need
> to change/add some parameters for smpirun?

> I saw that the batsim simulator can simulate scheduling algorithms but with
> computing center behavior. Does it help?
> [ https://gitlab.inria.fr/batsim/batsim | https://gitlab.inria.fr/batsim/batsim
> ]

> Any comment or advice is really appreciated!

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