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Computational Fluid Dynamics
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Using Kokkos for Performant Cross-Platform Acceleration of Liquid Rocket Simulations
Abstract:

We'll demonstrate acceleration of a large, preexisting Fortran fluid dynamics solver using Kokkos, a C++ library that enables a single codebase to achieve high performance on multiple parallel architectures, including NVIDIA GPUs. We'll describe the complete process: identifying performance-critical physics subroutines, porting and optimizing these routines, integrating Kokkos C++ with the main Fortran code in a minimally invasive way, and tuning cluster-level performance. We'll compare the performance achieved when Kokkos uses NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPUs, Knight's Corner Xeon Phis, and Xeon CPUs. We'll also present some GPU-specific optimizations. For "trivially parallel" physics calculations, assigning one NVIDIA CUDA thread to each grid point may not be ideal. If a small team works cooperatively on each grid point, performance can improve due to the larger amount of effective cache available to each team.

 
Topics:
Computational Fluid Dynamics, Tools & Libraries, Computer Aided Engineering
Type:
Talk
Event:
GTC Silicon Valley
Year:
2017
Session ID:
S7148
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