Toward Exascale Computation for Turbomachinery Flows

Citation: Yuhang Fu, Weiqi Shen, Jiahuan Cui, Yao Zheng, Guangwen Yang, Zhao Liu, Jifa Zhang, Tingwei Ji, Fangfang Xie, Xiaojing Lv, Hanyue Liu, Xu Liu, Xiyang Liu, Xiaoyu Song, Guocheng Tao, Yan Yan, Paul Tucker, Steven Miller, Shirui Luo, Seid Koric, and Weimin Zheng, “Toward Exascale Computation for Turbomachinery Flows,” Gordon Bell, High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC ’23). Association for Computing Machinery, Article 4, 2023. pp. 1-12. DOI: 10.1145/3581784.3627040 [Open Access Link via DOI]

The screenshot of Q-criteria iso-surface colored with velocity magnitude, with background contoured by pressure gradient to visualize the shock wave and pressure propagation.

Abstract: A state-of-the-art large eddy simulation code has been developed to solve compressible flows in turbomachinery. The code has been engineered with a high degree of scalability, enabling it to effectively leverage the many-core architecture of the new Sunway system. A consistent performance of 115.8 DP-PFLOPs has been achieved on a high-pressure turbine cascade consisting of over 1.69 billion mesh elements and 865 billion Degree of Freedoms. By leveraging a high-order unstructured solver and its portability to large heterogeneous parallel systems, we have progressed towards solving the grand challenge problem outlined by NASA, which involves a time-dependent simulation of a complete engine, incorporating all the aerodynamic and heat transfer components.