Impacts of Multi-GPU MPI Collective Communications on Large FFT Computation
Parallel Programming Languages, Libraries, and Models
TimeSunday, 17 November 201911am - 11:30am
DescriptionMost applications targeting exascale, such as those part of the Exascale Computing Project (ECP), are designed for heterogeneous architectures and rely on the Message Passing Interface (MPI) as their underlying parallel programming model. In this paper we analyze the limitations of collective MPI communication for the computation of fast Fourier transforms (FFTs), which are relied on heavily for large-scale particle simulations. We present experiments made at one of the largest heterogeneous platforms, the Summit supercomputer at ORNL. We discuss communication models from state-of-the-art FFT libraries, and propose a new FFT library, named HEFFTE (Highly Efficient FFTs for Exascale), which supports heterogeneous architectures and yields considerable speedups compared with CPU libraries, while maintaining good weak as well as strong scalability.