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Wednesday, March 4 • 17:05 - 17:25
Coarse-grained Seismic Algorithms: “Democratization of HPC in the Oil & Gas Industry Through Automatic Parallelization with Parallware,” Manuel Arenaz, Appentra Solutions S.L. & University of A Coruña; J.M. Dominguez, EPHYSLAB Environmental Physics Labora

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The Oil&Gas industry is an extremely competitive business sector where the return of investment of High Performance Computing (HPC) is well understood. The development of HPC programs is a complex, error-prone, tedious undertaking that impacts negatively in the productivity of HPC developers. In the years to come, due to the retirement of expert engineers, there will be a growing urgency in finding experts skilled in geosciences and computer science. In modern computing systems, parallelism is the primary source of performance gain. Automatic parallelization is the ideal approach to address the productivity gap as it decouples software development from the underlying parallel hardware. This paper shows that the use of modern parallelizing compilers is a step forward in the democratization of HPC as the productivity of HPC developers is improved significantly. The completion time of numerous tedious, complex and error-prone tasks of the HPC workflow is significantly shortened. The experiments demonstrate that Parallware is a step forward in state-of-the-art as it is the first production-state parallelizing compiler that succeeds with full-scale real programs. The HPC code DualSPHysics to simulate the impact of a wave on a petroleum plant is used as case study.

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Manuel Arenaz

CEO & founder, University of A Coruña & Appentra Solutions
Manuel Arenaz is CEO at Appentra Solutions and professor at the University of A Coruña (Spain). He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of A Coruña (2003) on advanced compiler techniques for automatic parallelization of scientific codes. His speciality are compiler... Read More →

Wednesday March 4, 2015 17:05 - 17:25
BioScience Research Collaborative 6500 Main Street, Houston, Tx 77005

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