Domain knowledge specification for energy tuning

Madhura Kumaraswamy, Anamika Chowdhury, Michael Gerndt, Zakaria Bendifallah, Othman Bouizi, Uldis Locans, Lubomír Říha, Ondřej Vysocký, Martin Beseda, Jan Zapletal

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To overcome the challenges of energy consumption of HPC systems, the European Union Horizon 2020 READEX (Runtime Exploitation of Application Dynamism for Energy-efficient Exascale computing) project uses an online auto-tuning approach to improve energy efficiency of HPC applications. The READEX methodology pre-computes optimal system configurations at design-time, such as the CPU frequency, for instances of program regions and switches at runtime to the configuration given in the tuning model when the region is executed. READEX goes beyond previous approaches by exploiting dynamic changes of a region's characteristics by leveraging region and characteristic specific system configurations. While the tool suite supports an automatic approach, specifying domain knowledge such as the structure and characteristics of the application and application tuning parameters can significantly help to create a more refined tuning model. This paper presents the means available for an application expert to provide domain knowledge and presents tuning results for some benchmarks.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere4650
JournalConcurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience
Issue number6
StatePublished - 25 Mar 2019


  • DVFS
  • automatic tuning
  • domain knowledge
  • energy efficiency
  • high performance computing


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