Nov 4 – 8, 2019
Adelaide Convention Centre
Australia/Adelaide timezone

Rapid Development of Accelerated Imaging Algorithms for ASKAP

Nov 7, 2019, 2:15 PM
Riverbank R1 (Adelaide Convention Centre)

Riverbank R1

Adelaide Convention Centre

Oral Track 9 – Exascale Science Track 9 – Exascale Science


Dr Stephen Ord (CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science)


The software pipeline for ASKAP has been developed to run on the Galaxy supercomputer as a succession of MPI enabled coarsely parallelised applications. We have been using OpenACC to develop more finely grained parallel applications within the current code base that can utilise GPU accelerators if they are present. Thereby eliminating the overhead of maintaining two versions of the software and without rewriting large sections of the code base. This talk will outline how we determined which elements to accelerate, how we applied openACC to simply develop parallel applications and the benefits, and disadvantages, of this type of development cycle.

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Dr Stephen Ord (CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science)

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