Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

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[EE] Evening Poster

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-AS Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology & Atmospheric Environment

[A-AS01] High performance computing for next generation weather, climate, and environmental sciences

Sun. May 20, 2018 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall7, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Hiromu Seko(Meteorological Research Institute), Chihiro Kodama(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Masayuki Takigawa(独立行政法人海洋研究開発機構, 共同), Takemasa Miyoshi(RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science)

[AAS01-P01] Development of a parallel spherical harmonic transform library: design and performance (preliminary)

*Fuyuki SAITO1 (1.Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)

Keywords:Parallel computing

The spherical harmonic transform (SHT) is a typical method to describe the dynamical core in climate models (e.g. MIROC). SHT is a combination of two transformation: a Fourier transformation in longitude and an associate Legendre transformation in latitude. Therefore, a simple way to introduce SHT in parallel computing is to apply domain decomposition in latitudes only, involving a relocation in latitudes before/after the Legendre transformation. However, the number of maximum processors is limited by the size of latitude dimension, which is an obstacle to more efficient computing. Recently the `physics' routines in a climate model have become more and more complex and expensive, thus the heavy computation significantly suffers from the limitation. A new (yet-another) library, Flageolet, has been developed to help parallel processing of SHT in particular for climate models like MIROC, to support more flexible domain decomposition, following the approach adopted in several 3D FFT libraries. This study presents a design of Flageolet and show preliminary results of the performance tests for various sizes of domain around T213 or more, examined on the Earth simulator.