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Scientific Programming
Volume 2019, Article ID 4254676, 12 pages
Research Article

Implementation and Optimization of a CFD Solver Using Overlapped Meshes on Multiple MIC Coprocessors

1College of Computer and Information Technology, Xinyang Normal University, Henan 464200, China
2Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Wenpeng Ma; nc.ude.unyx@pwam

Received 2 February 2019; Revised 27 March 2019; Accepted 23 April 2019; Published 27 May 2019

Academic Editor: Basilio B. Fraguela

Copyright © 2019 Wenpeng Ma et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In this paper, we develop and parallelize a CFD solver that supports overlapped meshes on multiple MIC architectures by using multithreaded technique. We optimize the solver through several considerations including vectorization, memory arrangement, and an asynchronous strategy for data exchange on multiple devices. Comparisons of different vectorization strategies are made, and the performances of core functions of the solver are reported. Experiments show that about 3.16x speedup can be achieved for the six core functions on a single Intel Xeon Phi 5110P MIC card, and 5.9x speedup can be achieved using two cards compared to an Intel E5-2680 processor for two ONERA M6 wings case.