[Mpi3-tools] Meeting Notes from 5/11, next meetings

Supalov, Alexander alexander.supalov at intel.com
Tue May 12 08:41:34 CDT 2009


I missed this meeting due to a conflict with another one, sorry. How can one comment on the proposals offline?

Briefly on the MPI state proposal:

1. The implementation impact and the associated runtime overheads seem to be rather high.
2. The syntax of the proposed interface is OpenMPI specific.
3. The proposed interface discovery method may not work on all platforms/linkage models.
4. The comparison to the API tracing is skewed in favor of sampling. If one can sample one representative process, one can just as well trace one representative process at comparable or lower overheads. Message matching is not required in this case anyway.
5. Finally, and most importantly, one may be able to get comparable information thru sampling without changing the MPI implementation. For example, the inside-MPI/outside-MPI data can be deduced from the program counter mapping to the program address space occupied by the MPI library and its dependants. Likewise, the MPI-stall can probably be fairly well statistically approximated by mapping PC to the progress engine routines and its dependants. They will be implementation specific, but the set of pertinent address ranges should be possible to specify in any given case. Any existing sampler should help here.

Best regards.


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Subject: [Mpi3-tools] Meeting Notes from 5/11, next meetings

Hi all,

The meetings notes from today are posted on the Wiki - please let
me know if I missed anything, in particular from the first 15min.

Here are the dates for the next TelCons:

- TelCon: Monday, May 18th, 2009
     - Canceled
- TelCon: Monday, June 1st, 2009
     - Pavan is leading a discussion on PMI, notes will be posted on Wiki
- Face to Face: Tuesday, June 9, 2009
   (as part of the MPI Forum Meeting in Menlo Park, CA)
     - Continue discussion on MPI State Interface, focus on 
implementation impact
     - Continue discussion on inclusion of PMI
     - First proposal on Handle Information Interface
- TelCon: Monday, June 15th, 2009
     - Agenda: tbd (we will decide on this on 6/9)

Also, I saw that Rich already put up an agenda, which lists the
tools WG for 6/9 from 1-3pm PT. I am not sure if we can change
this at this point, but I will try.


Martin Schulz, schulzm at llnl.gov, http://people.llnl.gov/schulz6
CASC @ Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, USA  

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