Conference article

Automatic GPU Code Generation of Modelica Functions

Hilding Elmqvist
Dassault Systemes, Lund, Sweden

Hans Olsson
Dassault Systemes, Lund, Sweden

Axel Goteman
Dassault Systemes, Lund, Sweden / Lund Institute of Technology, Lund, Sweden

Vilhelm Roxling
Dassault Systemes, Lund, Sweden / Lund Institute of Technology, Lund, Sweden

Dirk Zimmer
Institute of System Dynamics and Control, DLR, Germany

Alexander Pollok
Institute of System Dynamics and Control, DLR, Germany

Download articlehttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp15118235

Published in: Proceedings of the 11th International Modelica Conference, Versailles, France, September 21-23, 2015

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 118:25, s. 235-243

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Published: 2015-09-18

ISBN: 978-91-7685-955-1

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)

Abstract

Modelica users can and want to build more realistic and complex models. This typically means slower simulations. The speed of CPU has of course increased enormously to partly compensate. But now it’s important to utilize the many cores. This paper discusses code generation for GPU cores. This is important when the model has regular structure, for example, discretization of PDEs. The behavior of each cell can then be partly described by a function call. The evaluation of such calls can then be made in parallel on the GPU cores. The same function is thus executed on every GPU core but operates on different data; the data of its cell. Our GPU code generator automatically generates code for Modelica functions, i.e. no additional language constructs are needed. The function is just annotated as suitable for execution on a GPU.

Keywords

Modelica functions; Multi-core; GPU; CFD

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