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Seismic Science Project SeisSol

Principal Investigator: Michael Bader, Institut für Informatik, Technische Universität München (Germany)
HPC Platform: SuperMUC of LRZ

Supported by the experts of the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), computer scientists, mathematicians, and geophysicists of the Technische Universität München (TUM) and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) collectively optimised and completely parallelised the 70,000 lines of code of SeisSol, a software to simulate earth quakes, to optimally leverage the parallel architecture of SuperMUC. The collaborative effort under leadership of Prof. Dr. Michael Bader (TUM) and Dr. Christian Pelties of the Department of Geo and Environmental Sciences of LMU resulted in achieving a SeisSol application performance of 1.42 Petaflops for a weak scaling test which corresponds to 44.5% of SuperMUC’s peak processing performance. For the entire simulation run, which took about 3 hours of computing time on the LRZ supercomputer, a sustained system performance of 1.09 Petaflops was achieved.

Proect SeisSolTetrahedral mesh and simulated wave field (after 4 seconds simulated time) of the Mount Merapi scenario. To show the wave field in the volcano's interior, the front section is virtually removed.
Copyright: © Technische Universität München, Department of Informatics

Full article in inSiDE, Vol. 12 No. 1

The project was awarded the PRACE-ISC 2014 award at the International Supercomputing Conference 2014.

SeisSol project page

Michael Bader
Technische Universität München, Institut für Informatik
Boltzmannstr. 3, D-85748 Garching b. München/Germany

July 2014