[parsec-users] How can I specify the core affinity when Irun PARSEC ?

Ma, Kai kma3 at utk.edu
Mon Jul 12 15:57:44 EDT 2010

Chris, thank you so much for your response. 

However, I am thinking I did not activate the hooks package in the procedures I pasted. And I am still struggling with it. I will dig into the code after I make sure I did activate the hooks package. Could you give some clue about which part I missed during the procedures I pasted here?

I did the following things under /bin directory but I cannot get 4 threads running on the 0-3 cores.
./parsecmgmt -a build -c gcc-hooks
./parsecmgmt -a run -p blackscholes -i native -n 4
But when I use top command: I found the threads are running on radom cores. For example inone run, the 4 threads are on Core 2,6,8,10. The 2nd run, they are on Core 1, 5, 6, 11.

I did not schedule other user workloads on the system. Only PARSEC and OS (OpenSuse 11.2).
Did I mess something here? Thank you so much in advance.

-----Original Message-----
From: parsec-users-bounces at lists.cs.princeton.edu on behalf of Christian Bienia
Sent: Mon 7/12/2010 3:40 PM
To: 'PARSEC Users'
Subject: Re: [parsec-users] How can I specify the core affinity when Irun	PARSEC ?
Hi Kai,


You can use the PARSEC hooks package. It contains basic support for affinity
on Linux that allows you to run the program only on a contiguous slice of
the CPUs. To find out more about the affinity support you should have a look
at the source code of the hooks package and read the manual pages of the
PARSEC hooks and the involved system calls. The current affinity support in
PARSEC is really just meant as a starting point for your own affinity code.






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[mailto:parsec-users-bounces at lists.cs.princeton.edu] On Behalf Of Ma, Kai
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2010 11:02 PM
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Subject: [parsec-users] How can I specify the core affinity when I run


Hi, Team.
For example, if I want to schedule the PARSEC on the first 4 cores in a
large cluster (20 cores). Is there any existing configuration option I have
to activate, or command line option I should use, or the only way to do this
is to use taskset command after PARSEC threads have been lauched?
Any input will be highly appreciated!
Best Wishes.

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