[mpich-discuss] Speed up issue with CFD solver.

Zhou, Hui zhouh at anl.gov
Fri May 8 10:04:52 CDT 2020

I would first analyze the logical partition and the effects on computation and communications. Do they continuously change from 2 process and up or is there a bump?

Hui Zhou

From: hritikesh semwal via discuss <discuss at mpich.org>
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Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 11:19 PM
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Subject: [mpich-discuss] Speed up issue with CFD solver.


I am developing a parallel CFD solver for unstructured grids with finite volume explicit time integration method and the global mesh count is 97336 cells. I am trying to get the speed up results of my code but something strange is happening. Following are my timing results after the second time step with the different number of processors;

2 processors- 182.284 seconds
4 processors-  251.7035 seconds
8 processors- 190.8578 seconds
16 processors- 129.7989 seconds
24 processors- 121.0303 seconds
32 processors- 111.3772 seconds

I am not getting why there is a sharp rise in time from 2 processors to 4 processors and after that, it is decreasing. I had run the same code 2 weeks ago and at that time the results were different from the present results and time was continuously decreasing at that time. Could someone please help me with this matter by suggesting the probable cause/s of this behaviour?

Thank you.
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