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Title: Performance tuning of CEED software and 1st and 2nd wave apps

Technical Report ·
DOI:· OSTI ID:1845636

The goal of this milestone was the performance tuning of the CEED software, as well as the use and tuning of CEED to accelerate the first and second wave of targeted ECP applications. In this milestone, the CEED team developed optimization techniques and tuned for performance the CEED software to accelerate the first and second wave target ECP applications. Specifically, the focus was on the following: (1) Efficient use of the memory sub-system for managing data motion and interactions among different physics packages and libraries; this included integration of the new developments in a libCEED 0.5 software release; (2) Enhancing the CEED libraries with GPU and AMD GPU support in close interaction with vendors; (3) Optimal data locality and motion, and enhanced scalability and parallelism; this included vendors interactions for improvements in data motion and making strong scaling easier and more efficient; and (4) Continue boosting performance for the first-wave and second-wave of ECP target applications, including ExaSMR, ExaWind, Urban, MARBL, E3SM, and ExaAM. A main part of this milestone was the performance tuning of the CEED first-wave and second-wave ECP applications. This included the ExaSMR application – Coupled Monte Carlo Neutronics and Fluid Flow Simulation of Small Modular Reactors (ORNL), the MARBL application – Next-Gen Multi-physics Simulation Code (LLNL), and the ExaAM ExaConstit – a miniapp for the Transforming Additive Manufacturing through Exascale Simulation applications project (ExaAM), as well as ExaWind, Urban, and E3SM. The artifacts delivered include performance improvements in CEED’s 1st and 2nd wave of applications, and tuned CEED software for various architectures through a number of backends, freely available in the CEED’s repository on GitHub. See the CEED website, and the CEED GitHub organization, for more details. In addition to details and results from the above R&D efforts, in this document we are also reporting on other project-wide activities performed in Q4 of FY19 including: CEED’s third annual meeting, MFEM GPU kernels scaling improvements, libCEED 0.5 and NekRS releases, an overview paper covering latest results on a set of bake-off high-order finite element problems (BPs), and other outreach efforts.

Research Organization:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Organization:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR)
DOE Contract Number:
Report Number(s):
LLNL-TR-792277; 991764
Country of Publication:
United States