Today’s multi-core processors promise to deliver significant performance benefits to the enterprise. As the number of cores per processor increase, application performance is limited by the processor’s memory bandwidth. Within large clusters running many jobs, the Operating System (OS) at times places too many jobs on the same core resulting in memory bandwidth over-subscription.
In most workload management software solutions, the OS assigns jobs to cores or CPUs. In heterogeneous cluster environments, not all OS’s do a proper job of job assignment, nor are all applications optimized or updated to take advantage of multi-core processors. This results in degraded application performance, forcing users to turn off the additional cores in their quad-core machines and ultimately, under-utilizing expensive hardware resources.
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Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Time: 10:00 AM EDT / 2:00 PM GMT; Or 2:00 PM EDT / 11:00 AM PDT