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David A. Bader
IEEE Fellow
AAAS Fellow
Professor
College of Computing
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA 30332


 
 

 

A Framework for Measuring Supercomputer Productivity

We propose a framework for measuring the productivity of High Performance Computing (HPC) systems, based on common economic definitions of productivity and on Utility Theory. We discuss how these definitions can capture essential aspects of HPC systems, such as the importance of time-to-solution and the trade-off between programming time and execution time. Finally, we outline a research program that would lead to the definition of effective productivity metrics for HPC that fit within the proposed framework.

Publication History

Versions of this paper appeared as:
  1. Marc Snir and David A. Bader, ``A Framework for Measuring Supercomputer Productivity,'' Technical Report, October 2003.
  2. Marc Snir and David A. Bader, ``A Framework for Measuring Supercomputer Productivity,'' International Journal on High Performance Computing Applications, 18(4):417-432, 2004.

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Last updated: October 27, 2004

 




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