A Highly Efficient Dynamical Core of Atmospheric General Circulation Model based on Leap-Format
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The finite-difference dynamical core based on the equal-interval latitude-longitude mesh has been widely used for numerical simulations of the Atmospheric General Circulation Model (AGCM). Previous work utilizes different filtering schemes to alleviate the instability problem incurred by the unequal physical spacing at different latitudes, but they all incur high communication and computation overhead and become a scaling bottleneck. This paper proposes a new leap-format finite-difference computing scheme. It generalizes the usual finite-difference format with adaptive wider intervals and is able to maintain the computational stability in the grid updating. Therefore, the costly filtering scheme is eliminated. The new scheme is parallelized with a shifting communication method and implemented with fine communication optimizations based on a 3D decomposition. With the proposed leap-format computation scheme, the communication overhead of the AGCM is significantly reduced and good load balance is exhibited. The simulation results verify the correctness of the new leap-format scheme. The new scheme achieves the speed of 16.6 simulation-year-per-day (SYPD) and up to 3.3x speedup over the latest implementation. © 2020 IEEE. Show more
Book title2020 IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS)
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SubjectDynamical core; Leap-format finite-difference; Shifting communication scheme; Polar regions; Filtering module
NotesDue to the Corona virus (COVID-19) the conference was conducted virtually.
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