Hierarchical BSP model supporting processor locality

Hojung Cha, Dongho Lee

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This paper presents a parallel computing model, called H-BSP, which adds a hierarchical concept to the BSP (Bulk Synchronous Parallel) computing model. A H-BSP program consists of a number of BSP groups which are dynamically created at run time and executed in a hierarchical fashion. H-BSP allows algorithm designer to develop more efficient algorithm by utilizing processor locality in the program. This paper describes the structure of H-BSP model, complexity analysis and an example of H-BSP algorithm. Also presented is a performance characteristics of H-BSP algorithm based on the simulation analysis. Simulation results show that H-BSP model takes advantages of processor locality and performs well in low bandwidth networks or in a constant-valence architecture such as 2-dimensional mesh. It is also proved that H-BSP model can predict algorithm performance better than BSP model due to its locality preserving nature.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems - Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 1997 Dec 101997 Dec 13


OtherProceedings of the 1997 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems
CitySeoul, South Korea

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture


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