PaScaL_TDMA 2.0: A multi-GPU-based library for solving massive tridiagonal systems
We introduce an updated library, PaScaL_TDMA 2.0, which was originally designed for the efficient computation of batched tridiagonal systems and is now capable of exploiting multi-GPU environments. The library extends its functionality to include GPU support and minimizes CPU-GPU data transfer by utilizing the device-resident memory while retaining the original CPU-based capabilities. The library employs pipeline copying with shared memory for low-latency memory access and incorporates CUDA-aware MPI for efficient multi-GPU communication. Our GPU implementation demonstrated outstanding computational performance compared to the original CPU implementation while consuming much less energy. In summary, this updated version presents a time-efficient and energy-saving approach for solving batched tridiagonal systems on modern computing platforms, including both GPU and CPU.