Partition and Place Finite Element Model on Wafer Scale Engine
TimeWednesday, July 13th1:30pm - 1:53pm PDT
Location3007, Level 3
Physical Design and Verification, Lithography and DFM
DescriptionThe Finite element method (FEM) is a powerful technique for approximately solving partial differential equations (PDE).
Due to low arithmetic density, FEM solvers suffer badly when running on computer clusters or graphics processing units (GPU).
The recently introduced wafer-scale engine (WSE) offers a new solution that can solve mesh style FEM 10,000 times faster than a GPU node.
In this work, we explore to map a realistic finite element problem onto the 2D processing element (PE) array of a WSE.
Our algorithm consisting of partitioning and placement achieves the goal of optimizing the modeling accuracy and minimizing inter-PE connections.