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2013 IEEE International Symposium on Parallel & Distributed Processing, Workshops and Phd Forum (2013)
Cambridge, MA, USA USA
May 20, 2013 to May 24, 2013
pp: 1691-1699
ABSTRACT
The addition of nuclear and neutrino physics to general relativistic fluid codes allows for a more realistic description of hot nuclear matter in neutron star and black hole systems. This additional microphysics requires that each processor have access to large tables of data, such as equations of state, and in large simulations, the memory required to store these tables locally can become excessive unless an alternative execution model is used. In this work we present relativistic fluid evolutions of a neutron star obtained using a message driven multi-threaded execution model known as ParalleX. The goal of this work is to reduce the negative performance impact of distributing the tables. We introduce a component based on the notion of a "future", or no blocking encapsulated delayed computation, for accessing large tables of data, including out of-core sized tables. The proposed technique does not impose substantial memory overhead and can hide increased network latency.
INDEX TERMS
Futures, Astrophysics applications, ParalleX, HPX
CITATION

M. Anderson, M. Brodowicz, T. Sterling, H. Kaiser and B. Adelstein-Lelbach, "Tabulated Equations of State with a Many-tasking Execution Model," 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Parallel & Distributed Processing, Workshops and Phd Forum(IPDPSW), Cambridge, MA, USA USA, 2013, pp. 1691-1699.
doi:10.1109/IPDPSW.2013.162
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