The use of fault tolerance strategies such as checkpoints is essential to maintain the availability of systems and their applications in high-performance computing environments. However, checkpoint storage can impact the performance and scalability of parallel applications that use message passing. In the present work, a study is carried out on the elements that can impact the storage of the checkpoint and how these can influence the scalability of an application with fault tolerance. A methodology has been designed based on predicting the size of the checkpoint when the number of processes, the application workload or the mapping varies, using a reduced number of resources. By following this methodology, the system administrator will be able to make decisions about what should be done with the number of processes used and the number of appropriate nodes, adjusting the process mapping in applications that use checkpoints.
|Number of pages||36|
|Journal||Journal of Supercomputing|
|Publication status||Published - May 2021|
- Fault tolerance
- HPC systems
- MPI application