Chief: A parallel simulation environment for parallel systems

John D. Bruner, Hoichi Cheong, Alexander Veidenbaum, Pen Chung Yew

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Abstract

The Chief project provides an environment for analyzing parallel systems. The project aims to employ the Perfect club benchmarks to evaluate performance. A tool (MaxPar) determines the maximum available parallelism in a program by instrumenting each program; the results are computed by running the compiled result. Three different parallel trace generators convert benchmark programs into trace input files for simulation. Parallel simulation kernels based upon event-driven and hybrid time- and eventdriven models run on multiprocessors such as the Alliant FX/8. Simulation components are designed in a high-level language, and their modular design encourages reconfiguring existing components into new simulators to explore architectural variations. A graphical user-interface provides a powerful tool for simulator configuration, simulator debugging, and result visualization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 5th International Parallel Processing Symposium, IPPS 1991
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages568-575
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0818691670, 9780818691676
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Parallel Processing Symposium, IPPS 1991 - Anaheim, United States
Duration: Apr 30 1991May 2 1991

Publication series

NameProceedings - 5th International Parallel Processing Symposium, IPPS 1991

Conference

Conference5th International Parallel Processing Symposium, IPPS 1991
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim
Period4/30/915/2/91

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