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Article: The structural simulation toolkit.SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review. 01/2011; 38:37-42.
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ABSTRACT: As supercomputers grow, understanding their behavior and performance has become increasingly challenging. New hurdles in scalability, programmability, power consumption, reliability, cost, and cooling are emerging, along with new technologies such as 3D integration, GP-GPUs, silicon-photonics, and other "game changers". Currently, they HPC community lacks a unified toolset to evaluate these technologies and design for these challenges. To address this problem, a number of institutions have joined together to create the Structural Simulation Toolkit (SST), an open, modular, parallel, multi-criteria, multi-scale simulation framework. The SST includes a number of processor, memory, and network models. The SST has been used in a variety of network, memory, and application studies and aims to become the standard simulation framework for designing and procuring HPC systems.ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review 38(4):37-42.