Hybrid Parallel Multigrid Methods for Geodynamical Simulations
 Abstract
Even on modern supercomputer architectures, Earth mantle simulations are so compute intensive that they are considered grand challenge applications. The dominating roadblocks in this branch of Geophysics are model complexity and uncertainty in parameters and data, e.g., rheology and seismically imaged mantle heterogeneity, as well as the enormous space and time scales that must be resolved in the computational models. This article reports on a massively parallel allatonce multigrid solver for the Stokes system as it arises in mantle convection models. The solver employs the hierarchical hybrid grids framework and demonstrates that a system with coupled velocity components and with more than a trillion (1. 7 ⋅ 10^12) degrees of freedom can be solved in about 1,000 s using 40,960 compute cores of JUQUEEN. The simulation framework is used to investigate the influence of asthenosphere thickness and viscosity on upper mantle velocities in a static scenario. Additionally, results for a timedependent simulation with a timevariable temperaturedependent viscosity model are presented.
 BibTeX

@inproceedings{id2182, author = {Bauer, S. and Bunge, H.P. and Drzisga, D. and Gmeiner, B. and Huber, M. and John, L. and Mohr, M. and R\"ude, U. and Stengel, H. and Waluga, C. and Weism\"uller, J. and Wellein, G. and Wittmann, M. and Wohlmuth, B.}, booktitle = {Software for Exascale Computing {\textendash} SPPEXA 20132015}, doi = {10.1007/9783319405285\_10}, editor = {Bungartz, H.J. and Neumann, P. and Wolfgang, E.}, language = {en}, pages = {211235}, publisher = {Springer}, series = {Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering}, title = {Hybrid Parallel Multigrid Methods for Geodynamical Simulations}, volume = {113}, year = {2016}, }
 EndNote

%O Conference Proceedings %A Bauer, S. %A Bunge, H.P. %A Drzisga, D. %A Gmeiner, B. %A Huber, M. %A John, L. %A Mohr, M. %A Rüde, U. %A Stengel, H. %A Waluga, C. %A Weismüller, J. %A Wellein, G. %A Wittmann, M. %A Wohlmuth, B. %B Software for Exascale Computing – SPPEXA 20132015 %R 10.1007/9783319405285_10 %E Bungartz, H.J. %E Neumann, P. %E Wolfgang, E. %G en %P 211235 %I Springer %S Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering %T Hybrid Parallel Multigrid Methods for Geodynamical Simulations %V 113 %D 2016