Commit 4e41db15 authored by Alan O'Cais's avatar Alan O'Cais

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.. sidebar:: Software Technical Information
A Load Balancing Library (ALL)
C++, Fortran interfaces available
`BSD 3-Clause <>`_
Documentation Tool
No tool used in source code, repo documentation written in `Markdown <>`_
Application Documentation
See `ALL repository <>`_
Relevant Training Material
None available
Software Module Developed by
Rene Halver
.. _ALL_staggered:
ALL Tensor-Product method
.. contents:: :local:
A Load-Balancing Library (ALL) library aims to provide an easy and portable way to include dynamic domain-based load balancing
into particle based simulation codes. The library is developed in the Simulation Laboratory Molecular Systems of the
Juelich Supercomputing Centre at Forschungszentrum Juelich.
Purpose of Module
This module provides an additional method to the `ALL library <>`_ , up-to-date descriptions of the methods in the library can
be found in the `ALL README file <>`_.
In the *staggered-grid* scheme, a 3-step hierarchical approach is applied, where:
* work over the cartesian planes is reduced, before the borders of these planes are adjusted;
* in each of the cartesian planes the work is reduced for each cartesian column. These columns are then adjusted to each other to homogenize the work in each column;
* the work between neighboring domains in each column is adjusted.
Each adjustment is done locally with the neighboring planes, columns or domains by adjusting the adjacent boundaries.
Background Information
See :ref:`ALL_background` for details.
Building and Testing
ALL uses the `CMake <>`_ build system, specific build and installation requirements can
be found in the `ALL README file <>`_.
There are 3 tests of available for the each method in the `ALL GitLab repository examples <>`_ . Namely: (1) Simple Wye-shape biosystem; (2) Heterogeneous polymer melt and (3) A rotated version of the Wye-shaped biosystem. They can be run by executing the commands below:
.. code:: bash
export ALL_INSTALLATION=/path/to/my/loadbalancing/install
make -j
make install
cd example/jube/
ln -s $ALL_INSTALLATION/bin/ALL_test
# JUBE must be available and configured in the environment
jube run ALL_benchmark.xml --tag Polymer --type 0
Within `ALL_benchmark.xml <>`_ you can find different options depending on the method and test you would like to run. For example the tests can be chosen by the ``--tag`` and using:
1. ``Y``,
2. ``Polymer``
3. ``rot_Y``
In addition, the ``--type`` flag is used to choose the method ``4`` for the staggered grid method. Note that the second example is the most illustrative and hence recommended example to understand how the borders of the cartesian planes are adjusted.
Source Code
The implementation of the method in ALL can be found in `ALL_Staggered.hpp <>`_.
The source code to the ALL library is available as a git repository at . To obtain a copy of the repository you can use
.. code:: bash
git clone
However, please note that the source code is currently under embargo until an associated paper is published, if you would like to be obtain a copy of the code, please contact Prof. Godehard Sutmann at ````.
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