LANS Publications

"Engineering PFLOTRAN for Scalable Performance on Cray XT and IBM BlueGene Architectures"

R. T. Mills, V. Sripathi, G. Mahinthakumar, G. E. Hammond, P. C. Lichtner, and B. F. Smith

Preprint ANL/MCS-P1779-0710

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We describe PFLOTRAN---a code for simulation of coupled hydro-thermal-chemical processes in variably saturated, non-isothermal, porous media---and the approaches we have employed to obtain scalable performance on some of the largest scale supercomputers in the world. We present detailed analyses of I/O and solver performance on Jaguar, the Cray XT5 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Intrepid, the IBM BlueGene/P at Argonne National Laboratory, that have guided our choice of algorithms.