ICL Research Profile



The Simulation and Modeling for Understanding Resilience and Faults at Scale (SMURFS) project seeks to acquire the predictive understanding of the complex interactions of a given application, a given real or hypothetical hardware and software environment, and a given fault-tolerance strategy at extreme scale.

SMURFS is characterized by two facets: (1) medium- and fine-grained predictive capabilities and (2) coarse-grained fault tolerance strategy selection. Accordingly, ICL plans to design, develop, and validate new analytical and system component models that use semi-detailed software and hardware specifications to predict application performance in terms of time to solution and energy consumption. Also, based on a comprehensive set of studies using several application benchmarks, proxies, full applications, and several different fault tolerance strategies, ICL will gather valuable insights about application behavior at scale.

Sponsored by

  1. National Science Foundation