A Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Mini-App for Exascale [article]

Aurélien Cavelan, Rubén M. Cabezón, Michal Grabarczyk, Florina M. Ciorba
2020 arXiv   pre-print
The Smoothed Particles Hydrodynamics (SPH) is a particle-based, meshfree, Lagrangian method used to simulate multidimensional fluids with arbitrary geometries, most commonly employed in astrophysics, cosmology, and computational fluid-dynamics (CFD). It is expected that these computationally-demanding numerical simulations will significantly benefit from the up-and-coming Exascale computing infrastructures, that will perform 10 18 FLOP/s. In this work, we review the status of a novel SPH-EXA
more » ... i-app, which is the result of an interdisciplinary co-design project between the fields of astrophysics, fluid dynamics and computer science, whose goal is to enable SPH simulations to run on Exascale systems. The SPH-EXA mini-app merges the main characteristics of three state-of-the-art parent SPH codes (namely ChaNGa, SPH-flow, SPHYNX) with state-of-the-art (parallel) programming, optimization, and parallelization methods. The proposed SPH-EXA mini-app is a C++14 lightweight and flexible header-only code with no external software dependencies. Parallelism is expressed via multiple programming models, which can be chosen at compilation time with or without accelerator support, for a hybrid process+thread+accelerator configuration. Strong and weak-scaling experiments on a production supercomputer show that the SPH-EXA mini-app can be efficiently executed with up 267 million particles and up to 65 billion particles in total on 2,048 hybrid CPU-GPU nodes.
arXiv:2005.02656v1 fatcat:qr6tq4d6vjbftf37hsqbg7s4b4