Raffaele Tripiccione

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High Energy Physics - Lattice (4)
Nonlinear Sciences - Chaotic Dynamics (3)
High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena (1)
Physics - Fluid Dynamics (1)
General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology (1)
Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics (1)
High Energy Physics - Phenomenology (1)
Physics - Computational Physics (1)
Physics - Statistical Mechanics (1)
Computer Science - Distributed; Parallel; and Cluster Computing (1)
Computer Science - Performance (1)

Publications Authored By Raffaele Tripiccione

Energy efficiency is becoming increasingly important for computing systems, in particular for large scale HPC facilities. In this work we evaluate, from an user perspective, the use of Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Scaling (DVFS) techniques, assisted by the power and energy monitoring capabilities of modern processors in order to tune applications for energy efficiency. We run selected kernels and a full HPC application on two high-end processors widely used in the HPC context, namely an NVIDIA K80 GPU and an Intel Haswell CPU. Read More

The present panorama of HPC architectures is extremely heterogeneous, ranging from traditional multi-core CPU processors, supporting a wide class of applications but delivering moderate computing performance, to many-core GPUs, exploiting aggressive data-parallelism and delivering higher performances for streaming computing applications. In this scenario, code portability (and performance portability) become necessary for easy maintainability of applications; this is very relevant in scientific computing where code changes are very frequent, making it tedious and prone to error to keep different code versions aligned. In this work we present the design and optimization of a state-of-the-art production-level LQCD Monte Carlo application, using the directive-based OpenACC programming model. Read More

We present a new numerical Monte Carlo approach to determine the scaling behavior of lattice field theories far from equilibrium. The presented methods are generally applicable to systems where classical-statistical fluctuations dominate the dynamics. As an example, these methods are applied to the random-force-driven one-dimensional Burgers' equation - a model for hydrodynamic turbulence. Read More

The OPERA Collaboration reported evidence for muonic neutrinos traveling slightly faster than light in vacuum. While waiting further checks from the experimental community, here we aim at exploring some theoretical consequences of the hypothesis that muonic neutrinos are superluminal, considering in particular the tachyonic and the Coleman-Glashow cases. We show that a tachyonic interpretation is not only hardly reconciled with OPERA data on energy dependence, but that it clashes with neutrino production from pion and with neutrino oscillations. Read More

The Rayleigh (Ra) and Prandtl (Pr) number scaling of the Nusselt number Nu, the Reynolds number Re, the temperature fluctuations, and the kinetic and thermal dissipation rates is studied for (numerical) homogeneous Rayleigh-Benard turbulence, i.e., Rayleigh-Benard turbulence with periodic boundary conditions in all directions and a volume forcing of the temperature field by a mean gradient. Read More

We discuss some computational problems associated to matched filtering of experimental signals from gravitational wave interferometric detectors in a parallel-processing environment. We then specialize our discussion to the use of the APEmille and apeNEXT processors for this task. Finally, we accurately estimate the performance of an APEmille system on a computational load appropriate for the LIGO and VIRGO experiments, and extrapolate our results to apeNEXT. Read More

We present new results from high-resolution high-statistics direct numerical simulations of a tri-dimensional convective cell. We test the fundamental physical picture of the presence of both a Bolgiano-like and a Kolmogorov-like regime. We find that the dimensional predictions for these two distinct regimes (characterized respectively by an active and passive role of the temperature field) are consistent with our measurements. Read More

We present a parallel FFT algorithm for SIMD systems following the `Transpose Algorithm' approach. The method is based on the assignment of the data field onto a 1-dimensional ring of systolic cells. The systolic array can be universally mapped onto any parallel system. Read More

We report on a high statistics simulation of SU(2) pure gauge field theory at finite temperature, using Symanzik action. We determine the critical coupling for the deconfinement phase transition on lattices up to 8 x 24, using Finite Size Scaling techniques. We find that the pattern of asymptotic scaling violation is essentially the same as the one observed with conventional, not improved action. Read More