June 17-21, 2012

Hamburg, Germany

Contribution Details

Name: Algorithms & Analysis
(7) BSMBench: A HPC Benchmark for Beyond the Standard Model Lattice Physics
Time: Monday, June 18, 2012
3:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Room:   Hall H, #911
CCH - Congress Center Hamburg
Speakers:   Ed Bennett, Swansea University
Abstract:   Beyond the Standard Model (BSM) Lattice Physics is a growing area of computational theoretical physics encompassing extensions to/modifications of lattice QCD, which requires increasingly powerful machines. Depending on the theory under investigation, it can place greater demands on either the communications or the compute performance of a multi-node environment, relative to lattice QCD. Lattice QCD has been used to benchmark machines for many years. To allow for more accurate analysis of machines' suitability for a particular theory, as well as a more general analysis of machine's performance than a QCD benchmark would give, we present a new tool to benchmark the performance of some BSM theories, using a method close to that of Lüscher (2002), but based on the HiRep code of Pica, et al. (2008). Three regimes are probed; one QCD-like regime balancing demands on communications and compute power, and two emphasising each of those over the other. Some initial benchmark statistics are included for clusters, Blue Gene/P, and Blue Gene/Q machines.  
  • Tutorial Pass
  • HPC in Asia Workshop Pass
  • Conference Pass
  • Conference Pass or Exhibition Pass
    Satellite Event marked with * requires separate pass
  • Morning & Afternoon Coffee Breaks
    Midday Lunch Break
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