Title: Advancing Nuclear Physics Through TOPS Solvers and Tools
Authors: Esmond Ng, Jason Sarich, Stefan Wild, Todd Munson, Hasan Metin Aktulga, Chao Yang, Pieter Maris, James Vary, Markus Kortelainen, Witold Nazarewicz, Thomas Papenbrock, Nicolas Schunck, Mario Stoitsov, Michael Bertolli
Abstract: At the heart of many scientific applications is the solution of algebraic systems, such as linear systems of equations, eigenvalue problems, and optimization problems, to name a few. TOPS, which stands for Towards Optimal Petascale Simulations, is a SciDAC applied math center focused on the development of solvers for tackling these algebraic systems, as well as the deployment of such technologies in large-scale scientific applications of interest to the U.S. Department of Energy. In this paper, we highlight some of the solver technologies we have developed in optimization and matrix computations. We also describe some accomplishments achieved using these technologies in UNEDF, a SciDAC application project on nuclear physics.
Keywords: SciDAC
Thanks: The work under TOPS at ANL and LBNL was supported by the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research of the U.S. Department of Energy under contracts DE-AC02-06CH11357 (ANL), and DE-AC02-05CH11231 (LBNL). The UNEDF SciDAC collaboration was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under grant numbers DE-FC02-09ER41582. This work was also supported by the Office of Nuclear Physics of the U.S. Department of Energy under grant numbers DE-FG02-87ER40371 (Iowa State), DE-FG02-07ER41529 (Univ. of Tennessee) and DE-FG02-96ER40963 (Univ. of Tennessee). Computational resources were provided through an INCITE award (James Vary, PI) at ORNL and ANL, and by the Laboratory Computing Resource Center (LCRC) at ANL, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at LBNL, and the National Center for Computational Sciences at ORNL.
Status: Appears in SciDAC Proceedings
Link: SciDAC Proceedings PDF, [PDF]
  author   = "E Ng, J Sarich, S M Wild, T Munson, H Aktulga, C Yang,
              P Maris, J P Vary, M Kortelainen, W Nazarewicz, 
	      T Papenbrock, N Schunck, M V Stoitsov, M G Bertolli",
  title    = "Advancing Nuclear Physics Through TOPS Solvers and Tools",
  booktitle   = "Proceedings of the SciDAC Conference",
  month       = "July",
  year        = "2011",
  location    = "Denver, CO, USA",
  notes       = "Available online at http://press.mcs.anl.gov/scidac2011/scidac-2011-papers"
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