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Artificial bee colony-inspired run-time task management for many-core systems

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Title of host publication2018 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI)
DateAccepted/In press - 26 Sep 2018
DatePublished (current) - 30 Nov 2018
Pages1084-1091
Number of pages8
PublisherI E E E
Place of PublicationUSA
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-9276-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-9277-6

Abstract

Efficient resource and application management
is one of the most complex and challenging tasks in high
performance computing. Large-scale computing systems
that contain hundreds, thousands or even millions of cores
demand solutions that can operate in a distributed, robust,
and scalable fashion. However, while hardware parallelism
is relatively straight forward to achieve, this is not generally
the case for software. This leads to under-utilization of the
hardware parallelism as well as imbalanced load distribution
causing inefficiency and hotspots. In response to this challenge,
this paper introduces a novel distributed and decentralized
run-time management algorithm. The proposed method is
guided by an optimization model inspired by artificial bee
colonies (ABC). While ABC have proven useful for optimizing
large sets of numerical test functions, this is the first time they
are applied in the context of many-core system management.
The initial result shows that, the ABC model is promising in
context of run-time management for many-core systems. It is
also anticipated that the algorithms bio-inspired foundations
will inherently enable scalability, reliability, and adaptation.
We are showing initial experiments, where the initial results
indicate the capability of our model to improve the thermal
distribution across the system.

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    Research areas

  • Many-core system, Bio-inspired Hardware, bee colony, run-time management

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