Energy-aware metrics for benchmarking heterogeneous systems

SN McIntosh-Smith, T Wilson, RB Sessions, A.A. Ibarra, JC Crisp

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With the advent of heterogeneous computing systems con- sisting of multi-core CPUs and many-core GPUs, robust methods are needed to facilitate fair benchmark compar- isons between different systems. In this paper we present a benchmarking methodology for measuring a number of per- formance metrics for heterogeneous systems. Methods for comparing performance and energy efficiency are included. Consideration is given to further metrics, such as associ- ated runnings costs and even carbon emissions. We give a case study for these metrics applied to BUDE, a molecular mechanics-based docking application that has been ported to OpenCL at the University of Bristol.
Translated title of the contributionEnergy-aware metrics for benchmarking heterogeneous systems
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM SIGMETRICS 1st International Workshop on Performance Modeling, Benchmarking and Simulation of High Performance Computing Systems (PMBS 10)
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2010

Bibliographical note

Name and Venue of Event: ACM / IEEE Supercomputing 2010 (SC10), New Orleans, November 13-19, 2010
Conference Organiser: ACM / IEEE


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