This work presents an effective implementation of a numerical model for complete eco-hydrological Cellular Automata modeling on Graphical Processing Units (GPU) with OpenCL (Open Computing Language) for heterogeneous computation (i.e., on CPUs and/or GPUs). Different types of parallel implementations were carried out (e.g., use of fast local memory, loop unrolling, etc), showing increasing performance improvements in terms of speedup, adopting also some original optimizations strategies. Moreover, numerical analysis of results (i.e., comparison of CPU and GPU outcomes in terms of rounding errors) have proven to be satisfactory. Experiments were carried out on a workstation with two CPUs (Intel Xeon E5440 at 2.83GHz), one GPU AMD R9 280X and one GPU NVIDIA Tesla K20c. Results have been extremely positive, but further testing should be performed to assess the functionality of the adopted strategies on other complete models and their ability to fruitfully exploit parallel systems resources.

Accelerating a Three-Dimensional Eco-Hydrological Cellular automaton on GPGPU with OpenCL

Senatore A;D'AMBROSIO, Donato;De Rango A;RONGO, Rocco;SPATARO, William;STRAFACE, Salvatore;MENDICINO, Giuseppe
2016

Abstract

This work presents an effective implementation of a numerical model for complete eco-hydrological Cellular Automata modeling on Graphical Processing Units (GPU) with OpenCL (Open Computing Language) for heterogeneous computation (i.e., on CPUs and/or GPUs). Different types of parallel implementations were carried out (e.g., use of fast local memory, loop unrolling, etc), showing increasing performance improvements in terms of speedup, adopting also some original optimizations strategies. Moreover, numerical analysis of results (i.e., comparison of CPU and GPU outcomes in terms of rounding errors) have proven to be satisfactory. Experiments were carried out on a workstation with two CPUs (Intel Xeon E5440 at 2.83GHz), one GPU AMD R9 280X and one GPU NVIDIA Tesla K20c. Results have been extremely positive, but further testing should be performed to assess the functionality of the adopted strategies on other complete models and their ability to fruitfully exploit parallel systems resources.
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