phiGEMM: a CPU-GPU library for porting Quantum ESPRESSO on hybrid systems

Filippo Spiga, Ivan Girotto
Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC), Dublin, Ireland
20th Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Network-Based Processing (PDP), 2012


   title={phiGEMM: a CPU-GPU library for porting Quantum ESPRESSO on hybrid systems},

   author={Spiga, F. and Girotto, I.},

   booktitle={Parallel, Distributed and Network-Based Processing (PDP), 2012 20th Euromicro International Conference on},





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GPU computing has revolutionized HPC by bringing the performance of the supercomputer to the desktop. Attractive price, performance, and power characteristics allow multiple GPUs to be plugged into both desktop machines as well as supercomputer nodes for increased performance. Excellent performance and scalability can be achieved for some problems using hybrid combinations of multiple GPUs and CPU computing resources. This paper presents the acceleration of the open-source Quantum ESPRESSO package with the freely available phiGEMM library. Specifically, the parallel implementation and scaling of the phiGEMM matrix-matrix multiplication will be discussed. This library can be called from applications through all standard GEMM interfaces and it is able to perform matrix-matrix multiplications using one or more GPUs as well as the host multi-core processor. An 8.9-times speedup is reported in overall run-time of a representative AUSURF112 benchmark for a PWscf calculation. In addition, multi-GPU scaling and performance for 3D-FFTs are discussed.
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