SC19 Proceedings

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis

Metall: A Persistent Memory Allocator Enabling Graph Processing


Workshop: Metall: A Persistent Memory Allocator Enabling Graph Processing

Abstract: We present Metall, a persistent memory allocator designed to provide developers with an API to allocate custom C++ data structures in both block-storage and byte-addressable persistent memories (e.g., NVMe and Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory). Metall incorporates state-of-the-art allocation algorithms in Supermalloc with the rich C++ interface developed by Boost.Interprocess, and provides persistent memory snapshotting (versioning) capabilities. We demonstrate Metall processing large graphs in a variety of conditions and data-structure configurations, indicating a bright future for data-analytics leveraging emerging persistent memory technologies.






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