HONEI: A collection of libraries for numerical computations targeting multiple processor architectures.

van Dyk, Danny and Geveler, Markus and Mallach, Sven and Ribbrock, Dirk and Göddeke, Dominik and Gutwenger, Carsten (2009) HONEI: A collection of libraries for numerical computations targeting multiple processor architectures.
Published in: Computer Physics Communications Vol. 180 (12). pp. 2534-2543.

Abstract

We present HONEI, an open-source collection of libraries offering a hardware oriented approach to numerical calculations. HONEI abstracts the hardware, and applications written on top of HONEI can be executed on a wide range of computer architectures such as CPUs, GPUs and the Cell processor. We demonstrate the flexibility and performance of our approach with two test applications, a Finite Element multigrid solver for the Poisson problem and a robust and fast simulation of shallow water waves. By linking against HONEI's libraries, we achieve a two-fold speedup over straight forward C++ code using HONEI's SSE backend, and additional 3--4 and 4--16 times faster execution on the Cell and a GPU. A second important aspect of our approach is that the full performance capabilities of the hardware under consideration can be exploited by adding optimised application-specific operations to the HONEI libraries. HONEI provides all necessary infrastructure for development and evaluation of such kernels, significantly simplifying their development.


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ZAIK Number: zaik2010-600
Depositing User: Sven Mallach
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2010 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2012 15:01
URI: http://e-archive.informatik.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/600