Energy-aware Self-Adaptation for Application Execution on Heterogeneous Parallel Architectures

Hardware in High Performance Computing environments in recent years have increasingly become more heterogeneous in order to improve computational performance. An additional aspect of such systems is the management of power and energy consumption. The increase in heterogeneity requires middleware and programming model abstractions to eliminate additional complexities that it brings, while also offering opportunities such as improved power management. In this paper we explore application level self-adaptation including aspects such as automated configuration and deployment of applications to different heterogeneous infrastructure and for their redeployment. This therefore not only mitigates complexities associated with heterogeneous devices but aims to take advantage of the heterogeneity. The overall result of this paper is a self-adaptive framework that manages application Quality of Service (QoS) at runtime, which includes the automatic migration of applications between different accelerated infrastructures. Discussion covers when this migration is appropriate and quantifies the likely benefits.