Large Scale Problem Solving Using Automatic Code Generation and Distributed Visualization

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Andrei Hutanu
Erik Schnetter
Werner Benger
Eloisa Bentivegna
Alex Clary
Peter Diener
Jinghua Ge
Robert Kooima
Oleg Korobkin
Kexi Liu
Frank Löffler
Ravi Paruchuri
Jian Tao
Cornelius Toole
Adam Yates
Gabrielle Allen

Abstract

Scientific computation faces multiple scalability challenges
in trying to take advantage of the latest generation compute,
network and graphics hardware. We present a comprehensive
approach to solving four important scalability challenges:
programming productivity, scalability to large numbers of
processors, I/O bandwidth, and interactive visualization of large
data. We describe a scenario where our integrated system is applied in the
field of numerical relativity. A solver for the governing
Einstein equations is generated and
executed on a large computational cluster; the simulation output is
distributed onto a distributed data server, and finally visualized
using distributed visualization methods and high-speed networks.
A demonstration of this system was awarded first place in the
IEEE SCALE 2009 Challenge.

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