17th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGRID), Madrid, İspanya, 14 - 17 May 2017, ss.452-457
Fail-stop errors and Silent Data Corruptions (SDCs) are the most common failure modes for High Performance Computing (HPC) applications. There are studies that address fail-stop errors and studies that address SDCs. However few studies address both types of errors together. In this paper we propose a software-based selective replication technique for HPC applications for both fail-stop errors and SDCs. Since complete replication of applications can be costly in terms of resources, we develop a runtime-based technique for selective replication. Selective replication provides an opportunity to meet HPC reliability targets while decreasing resource costs. Our technique is low-overhead, automatic and completely transparent to the user.