PSBLAS-EXT

Parallel Sparse BLAS GPU Plugin

PSBLAS-EXT

Parallel Sparse BLAS GPU Plugin

PSBLAS-EXT

Add NVIDIA-GPU capabilities to your code

Tested on thousands of GPUs

Description

PSBLAS-EXT

This is the extenstions plugin for PSBLAS

This package contains:

  1. Extended matrix formats: ELLPACK, Hacked ELLPACK, DIAgonals, Hacked DIAgonals. Note: DIA and HDIA have limited support.
  2. A GPU plugin: gpu-enabled versions of the above, with the CUDA code from davidebarbieri/spgpu, plus interfaces to CSR and HYB formats available in the NVIDIA CuSPARSE lib. Note: DIAG and HDIAG have limited support.
  3. RSB: an interface to librsb

PREREQUISITES

To build this code you need to have PSBLAS 3.3.0 or later, together with its prerequisites.

To make use of the NVIDIA GPU you’ll need:

  1. An installation of the CUDA toolkit (version 4.1 or later);
  2. The SPGPU code from davidebarbieri/spgpu

RELEASE

Library releases can be downloaded from: psblas3-ext/releases

INSTALLING

./configure --prefix=/path/to/install \
            --with-psblas=/path/to/PSBLAS/install \
	    --with-cuda=/CUDA/install \
	    --with-spgpu=/SPGPU/install \
	    --with-librsb=/LIBRSB/install

make;
make install

Note: we have only tested with GNU Fortran compiler.

Note: CUDA nvcc typically lags behind the latest versions of GCC/GNU Fortran; currently nvcc supports GCC 4.8 so this is the preferred choice. Mixing SPGPU CUDA code compiled with an older version and the rest with e.g. 4.9 has worked fine so far: YMMV.

TODO

Improve MPI support.

WHAT IS NOT HERE

Good preconditioners for the GPU. Performance of triangular system solves on the GPU is very bad: we enable it in CSRG and HYBG, we do not even bother to implement it in ELG and HLG.
So if you use the GPU, you are limited to no preconditioning, or diagonal scaling. We are working on an independent plugin that will deliver better alternatives based on approximate inverses.

Report bugs to: https://github.com/sfilippone/psblas3-ext/issues

Contributors

  • Salvatore Filippone
  • Alessandro Fanfarillo