Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

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Symbol P (Space and Planetary Sciences) » P-EM Solar-Terrestrial Sciences, Space Electromagnetism & Space Environment

[P-EM26] Space Plasma Physics: Theory and Simulation

Sun. May 24, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM 302 (3F)

Convener:*Takayuki Umeda(Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University), Takanobu Amano(Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of Tokyo), Yasuhiro Nariyuki(Faculty of Human Development, University of Toyama), Tooru Sugiyama(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology Center for Earth Information Science and Technology), Tadas Nakamura(Fukui Prefectural University), Chair:Takanobu Amano(Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of Tokyo), Takashi Minoshima(Department of Mathematical Science and Advanced Technology,)

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

[PEM26-02] Numerical simulation of asymmetric reconnecton with GPU

*Fuchida TAISUKE1 (1.Graduate School of Science and Engineering)

Keywords:asymmetric reconnection, GPGPU, parallel calculation

Magnetic reconnection is generally accepted as an important elementary process in the geo-magnetosphere. Especially, the asymmetric reconnection is more general than the symmetric one. So it takes an important role on clarifying Anemone type flares and flux transfer events at the dayside magnetopause, and so on. However, it is also a phenomenon that have many unsolved problems. We aim to understand the asymmetric magnetic reconnection by numerical simulation based on MHD equations.
In this calculation, GPU-accelerated computing(GPGPU) was performed. Although we use only one GPU now, we are going to use multiple GPUs. In that case, the slow transmission speed between CPU and GPU becomes a large problem. On the parallel computing with multiple GPUs, calculation domain is divided into arbitrary pieces and each GPU must have the information required to calculate in a each device memory. However, the transferring of the data between GPU-GPU is not permitted. Instead of it, we use the communication between CPU-GPU. This process becomes the bottle neck and this GPU-accelerated computing is not effective. In order to avoid this problem, we hide the data communication between CPU-GPU behind the GPU calculation.
Furthermore, using this GPGPU code we confirmed the previous study by Cassak & Shay in 2007 that in the asymmetric reconnection, X-point moves toward the weak magnetic field side.