Performance measurement of magnetohydrodynamic code for space plasma on the various scalar-type supercomputer systems

Keiichiro Fukazawa, Takayuki Umeda, Takahiro Miyoshi, Naoki Terada, Yosuke Matsumoto, Tatsuki Ogino

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Abstract

The computational performance of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) code is evaluated on several scalar-type supercomputer systems. We have made performance tuning of a 3-D MHD code for space plasma simulations on the SR16000/L2, FX1, and HX600 supercomputer systems. For parallelization of the MHD code, we use four different methods, i.e., regular 1-D, 2-D, and 3-D domain decomposition methods and a cache-hit type of 3-D domain decomposition method. We found that the regular 3-D decomposition of the MHD model is suitable for HX600 system, and the cache-hit type of 3-D decomposition is suitable for SR16000/L2 and FX1 systems. As results of these runs, we achieved a performance efficiency of almost 20% for MHD code on all systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5530407
Pages (from-to)2254-2259
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Volume38
Issue number9 PART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sep

Keywords

  • Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulation
  • performance evaluation
  • scalar massively parallel computer system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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