Direct numerical simulations of reacting flows with detailed chemistry using many-core/GPU acceleration

Direct numerical simulations of reacting flows with detailed chemistry using many-core/GPU acceleration

Direct numerical simulations of reacting flows with detailed chemistry using many-core/GPU acceleration  

F. E. H. Pérez, N. Mukhadiyev, X. Xu, A. Sow, B. J. Lee, R. Sankaran, H. G. Im  

Computers & Fluids 173, 73-79 (2018)​
F. E. H. Pérez, N. Mukhadiyev, X. Xu, A. Sow, B. J. Lee, R. Sankaran, H. G. Im
Direct numerical simulation, Combustion, Chemistry solver, GPU acceleration, MPI+X programming
2018


A new direct numerical simulation (DNS) code for multi-component gaseous reacting flows has been developed at KAUST, with the state-of-the-art programming model for next generation high performance computing platforms. The code, named KAUST Adaptive Reacting Flows Solver (KARFS), employs the MPI+X programming, and relies on Kokkos for “X” for performance portability to multi-core, many-core and GPUs, providing innovative software development while maintaining backward compatibility with established parallel models and legacy code. The capability and potential of KARFS to perform DNS of reacting flows with large, detailed reaction mechanisms is demonstrated with various model problems involving ignition and turbulent flame propagations with varying degrees of chemical complexities.
DOI: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2018.03.074