2023-05769 - Engineer F/M: Benchmarking of applications'I/O behavior and storage systems (performance and energy consumption)
Contract type : Fixed-term contract
Level of qualifications required : Graduate degree or equivalent
Fonction : Temporary scientific engineer
Level of experience : From 3 to 5 yearsAbout the research centre or Inria department
The goal of the TADaaM project is to design and build a stateful system-wide service layer for HPC systems. This layer will be twofold. First, it will abstract low-level features of the system (e.g. topology, network, resource usage) and of the software stack (e.g. threads, data, runtime system). Second, applications will be able to register their needs and behaviors thanks to a carefully designed API. With these two sets of information, the layer will optimize the execution of all the running applications in a coordinated fashion and at system-scale.Context
Within the framework of a Numpex project called Exadost, in collaboration with Inria Rennes, La Maison de la Simulation, the CEA-DAM, and DDN.
This project aims at building the I/O infrastructure of next-generation HPC machines.Assignment
The recruited person will be responsible for characterizing the I/O behavior of applications that have been chosen as representative of the French HPC workload. This characterization will be done by using profiling tools such as Darshan and Tau, tracing tools such as Recorder, and by inspecting the source code of the applications. We are interested in developping I/O kernels, which are codes that mimic the I/O activities (accesses to persistent data) of the applications and can be used to more easily evaluate them on different platforms.
In addition to that, the person will be responsible for performing experiments on different I/O infrastructures to characterize their behavior and how they are affected by different characteristics of the accesses. For that, existing benchmarks such as IOR and mdtest will be used at first, but new benchmarks may need to be developed.
The selection of benchmarks and access pattern will involve the study of research papers.
Finally, the expected results are a suite of benchmarks that can be easily applied to new platforms, the I/O kernels, a database of obtained results, and a report.
For a better knowledge of the proposed research subject:
Examples of similar work conducted in the same research team:
- https: // hal.inria.fr/hal-03753813
- https: // hal.inria.fr/hal-03808833/Main activities
Technical skills and level required:
experience in research, especially in HPC, would be a plus.
2724€ / month (before taxs)General Information
Theme/Domain : Distributed and High Performance Computing System & Networks (BAP E)
Town/city : Talence
The ideal candidate:
Inria is the French national research institute dedicated to digital science and technology. It employs 2,600 people. Its 200 agile project teams, generally run jointly with academic partners, include more than 3,500 scientists and engineers working to meet the challenges of digital technology, often at the interface with other disciplines. The Institute also employs numerous talents in over forty different professions. 900 research support staff contribute to the preparation and development of scientific and entrepreneurial projects that have a worldwide impact.Instruction to apply
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