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Summary
Action  Implement 2D tiling (with the LFRA version of NEMO) 

PI(S)  Daley Calvert, Andrew Coward 
Digest  Implement 2D tiling to reduce traffic between main memory and L3 cache 
Dependencies  DO loop macros (2020WP/KERNEL02_Coward_DoLoopMacros_part1), extended haloes (Italo Epicoco, Seb Masson and Francesca Mele), extension of XIOS to accept 2D tiles of data (Yann Meurdesoif & Seb Masson) 
Branch  source:/NEMO/branches/{YEAR}/dev_r{REV}_{ACTION_NAME} 
Previewer(s)  Gurvan Madec 
Reviewer(s)  Gurvan Madec 
Ticket  #2365 
Description
Implement loop tiling over horizontal dimensions (i and j).
Implementation
The current approach to tiling is described below. A document describing the issues encountered to date are described in this document.
Several modules have been tiled as of 18/06/20: tra_ldf, tra_zdf, tra_adv and dia_ptr.
The tiling implementation has been tested using GYRE with 1 CPU. The tests comprise 10 day simulations using different tile decompositions (including no tiling) and different science options particular to the tiled modules. A test passes if the tiling does not change results at the bit level (run.stat) or in the diagnostics.
Summary of method
The full processor domain (dimensions jpi x jpj) is split into one or more tiles/subdomains. This is implemented by:
1. Modifying the DO loop macros in do_loop_substitute.h90 to use the tile bounds
The tile domain is defined by a new set of domain indices (ntsi, ntei, ntsj, ntej), which represent the internal part of the domain:
 #define __kIs_ 2 + #define __kIs_ ntsi
A new subroutine dom_tile (in domain.F90) sets the values of these indices.
During initialisation, this subroutine calculates and stores the indices in global arrays (ntsi_a, ntei_a, ntsj_a, ntej_a) with lengths equal to the number of tiles (nijtile) plus one. The zero index is used to store the indices for the full domain:
ntsi_a(0) = 1 + nn_hls ntsj_a(0) = 1 + nn_hls ntei_a(0) = jpi  nn_hls ntej_a(0) = jpj  nn_hls
dom_tile is called whenever the active tile needs to be set or if tiling needs to be suppressed:
CALL dom_tile( ntsi, ntsj, ntei, ntej, ktile=3 ) ! Work on tile 3 CALL dom_tile( ntsi, ntsj, ntei, ntej, ktile=0 ) ! Work on the full domain
2. Declaring SUBROUTINElevel arrays using the tile bounds
A new substitution macro in do_loop_substitute.h90:
#define A2D __kIsm1_:__kIep1_,__kJsm1_:__kJep1_
is used such that:
 ALLOCATE(jpi,jpj) DIMENSION(jpi,jpj) + ALLOCATE(A2D) DIMENSION(A2D)
and therefore operations between local working arrays (which have the dimensions of the tile) and global/input arrays (which have the dimensions of either the tile or full domain) require no further changes, unless using : subscripts as described below.
3. Replacing : subscripts with a DO loop macro where appropriate
This is only necessary when step 2 would introduce conformance issues:
 REAL(wp), DIMENSION(jpi,jpj,jpk) :: a3d  REAL(wp), DIMENSION(jpi,jpj) :: z2d  z2d(:,:) = a3d(:,:,1). + REAL(wp), DIMENSION(jpi,jpj,jpk) :: a3d + REAL(wp), DIMENSION(A2D) :: z2d + DO_2D_11_11 + z2d(ji,jj) = a3d(ji,jj,1) + END_2D
4. Looping over tiles at the timestepping level
A loop over tiles has been added to stp. The domain indices for the current tile (ntile /= 0) are set at the start of each iteration. After exiting the loop (and before, during initialisation) the tiling is suppressed (ntile == 0):
! Loop over tile domains DO jtile = 1, nijtile IF( ln_tile ) CALL dom_tile( ntsi, ntsj, ntei, ntej, ktile=jtile ) CALL tra_ldf( kstp, Nbb, Nnn, ts, Nrhs ) ! lateral mixing END DO IF( ln_tile ) CALL dom_tile( ntsi, ntsj, ntei, ntej, ktile=0 ) ! Revert to full domain
DO loops within the tiling loop therefore work on the current tile, while those outside the loop work on the full domain.
5. A new namelist (namtile)
! &namtile ! parameters of the tiling ! ln_tile = .false. ! Use tiling (T) or not (F) nn_ltile_i = 10 ! Length of tiles in i nn_ltile_j = 10 ! Length of tiles in j /
The number of tiles is calculated from the tile lengths, nn_ltile_i and nn_ltile_j, with respect to the full domain.
Branch
These branches contain a trial implementation of tiling in tra_ldf_iso; there is not yet a formal branch for the development.
Implementation in extended haloes branch
New subroutines
 OCE/DOM/domain/dom_tile Calculate/set tiling variables (domain indices, number of tiles)
Modified modules
 cfgs/SHARED/namelist_ref Add namtile namelist
 OCE/DOM/dom_oce Declare tiling namelist and other tiling variables
 OCE/DOM/domain Read namtile namelist (dom_nam), calculate tiling variables and do control print (dom_tile)
 OCE/IOM/prtctl Add IF statement to prevent execution of prt_ctl by each tile
 OCE/TRA/traldf Add IF statements to prevent execution of trd_tra by each tile
 OCE/TRA/traldf_iso Add IF statements (as above), modify local arrays for tiling
 OCE/do_loop_substitute Modify DO loop macros to use domain indices, add A2D macro
 OCE/par_oce Declare tiling variables
 OCE/step Add tiling loop
 OCE/step_oce Add USE statement for dom_tile in step
 OCE/timing Add IF statements to prevent execution of timing_start and timing_stop by each tile
New variables (excluding local)
 Global variables
 ntsi, ntsj start index of tile
 ntei, ntej end index of tile
 ntsi_a, ntsj_a start indices of each tile
 ntei_a, ntej_a end indices of each tile
 ntile current tile number
 nijtile number of tiles
 Namelist
 ln_tile logical control on use of tiling
 nn_ltile_i, nn_ltile_j tile length
 Preprocessor macros
 A2D substitution for ALLOCATE or DIMENSION arguments
Notes
Issues with the tiling implementation
See the attached document.
Extended haloes
The tiling trial has also been implemented in the extended haloes branch. There are few differences between this and the trunk implementation.
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tra_ldf_iso trial.pdf
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Trial implementation in tra_ldf_iso
 Tiling_call_notes_220420.pdf (20.0 KB)  added by hadcv 2 years ago.

Tiling_code_issues.pdf
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Description of tiling issues

timing_results.pdf
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Tiling performance results (Sept 2020)

Tiling_progress_summary_240920.pdf
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September 2020 progress summary
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