A First Step Towards Automatically Building Network Representations

  • Lionel Eyraud-Dubois
  • Arnaud Legrand
  • Martin Quinson
  • Frédéric Vivien
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4641)


To fully harness Grids, users or middlewares must have some knowledge on the topology of the platform interconnection network. As such knowledge is usually not available, one must uses tools which automatically build a topological network model through some measurements. In this article, we define a methodology to assess the quality of these network model building tools, and we apply this methodology to representatives of the main classes of model builders and to two new algorithms. We show that none of the main existing techniques build models that enable to accurately predict the running time of simple application kernels for actual platforms. However some of the new algorithms we propose give excellent results in a wide range of situations.


Network model topology reconstruction Grids 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lionel Eyraud-Dubois
    • 1
  • Arnaud Legrand
    • 2
  • Martin Quinson
    • 3
  • Frédéric Vivien
    • 4
    • 1
  1. 1.LIP, UniversitÉ de Lyon - CNRS - INRIA, LyonFrance
  2. 2.LIG - MESCAL, UJF - INPG - CNRS - INRIA, GrenobleFrance
  3. 3.Nancy University - LORIA, NancyFrance
  4. 4.INRIA 

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