Hardware Locality-Aware Partitioning and Dynamic Load-Balancing of Unstructured Meshes for Large-Scale Scientific Applications

Pavanakumar Mohanamuraly, Gabriel Staffelbach
2020 Proceedings of the Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing Conference  
We present an open-source topology-aware hierarchical unstructured mesh partitioning and load-balancing tool TreePart. The framework provides powerful abstractions to automatically detect and build hierarchical MPI topology resembling the hardware at runtime. Using this information it intelligently chooses between shared and distributed parallel algorithms for partitioning and load-balancing. It provides a range of partitioning methods by interfacing with existing shared and distributed memory
more » ... arallel partitioning libraries. It provides powerful and scalable abstractions like one-sided distributed dictionaries and MPI3 shared memory based halo communicators for optimising HPC codes. The tool was successfully integrated into our in-house code and we present results from a large-eddy simulation of a combustion problem.
doi:10.1145/3394277.3401851 dblp:conf/pasc/MohanamuralyS20 fatcat:thhnjsb7ufbgbmvmf6abiyzlri