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Fine-grain locality-aware parallel scheme for anisotropic mesh adaptation

Rakotoarivelo, Hoby, Franck Ledoux, Franck Pommereau

Proceedings, 25th International Meshing Roundtable, Elsevier, Science Direct, September 26-30 2016


25th International Meshing Roundtable
Washington DC, U.S.A.
September 26-30, 2016

Hoby Rakotoarivelo, CEA, FR,
Franck Ledoux, CEA, FR,
Franck Pommereau, Laboratoire IBISC, Université Paris-Saclay, FR,

In this paper, we provide a fine-grained parallel scheme for anisotropic mesh adaptation on NUMA architectures. Data dependencies are expressed by a graph for each kernel, and concurrency is extracted through fine-grained graph coloring. Tasks are structured into bulk-synchronous steps to avoid data races and to aggregate shared-data accesses. To ensure performance prediction, time cost and load imbalance are theoretically characterized. The devised scheme was evaluated on a 4 NUMA node (2-socket) machine, and a mean efficiency of 70% was reached on 32 cores for 3 kernels out of 4. The impact of irregular degree distribution and data layout on scalability is highlighted.

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