Data mapping strategies for multi-GPU implementation of a seismic application

  • Yuri Nicolau Freire UFSCar
  • Edson Gomi USP
  • Hermes Senger UFSCar


Seismic imaging applications are computationally costly, and the industry’s demand is continuously increasing due to the availability of better data, larger data, and the need for better resolution images. It means that the computational capacity needed tends to increase both in terms of FLOPS calculation and memory. Nowadays, many HPC clusters have nodes with multiple GPUs (e.g., 2, 4, and 8). In this paper, we investigate mechanisms and strategies for the data exchange (of the halo zones) of a finite differences grid of a wave simulator implemented in OpenMP. We compare the performance and programming effort of four data mapping mechanisms supported by OpenMP and CUDA. Our best strategy has achieved speedups of 3.87 on four V100 GPUs with NVLink.


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FREIRE, Yuri Nicolau; GOMI, Edson; SENGER, Hermes. Data mapping strategies for multi-GPU implementation of a seismic application. In: SIMPÓSIO EM SISTEMAS COMPUTACIONAIS DE ALTO DESEMPENHO (SSCAD), 24. , 2023, Porto Alegre/RS. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2023 . p. 109-120. DOI: