A Multi-GPU Implementation of a D2Q37 Lattice Boltzmann Code

@inproceedings{Biferale2011AMI,
  title={A Multi-GPU Implementation of a D2Q37 Lattice Boltzmann Code},
  author={Luca Biferale and Filippo Mantovani and Marcello Pivanti and Fabio Pozzati and Mauro Sbragaglia and Andrea Scagliarini and Sebastiano Fabio Schifano and Federico Toschi and Raffaele Tripiccione},
  booktitle={PPAM},
  year={2011}
}
We describe a parallel implementation of a compressible Lattice Boltzmann code on a multi-GPU cluster based on Nvidia Fermi processors. We analyze how to optimize the algorithm for GP-GPU architectures, describe the implementation choices that we have adopted and compare our performance results with an implementation optimized for latest generation multi-core CPUs. Our program runs at ≈ 30% of the double-precision peak performance of one GPU and shows almost linear scaling when run on the multi… CONTINUE READING
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