Parallel Earthquake Simulations on Large-Scale Multicore Supercomputers

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/599136
Title:
Parallel Earthquake Simulations on Large-Scale Multicore Supercomputers
Authors:
Wu, Xingfu; Duan, Benchun; Taylor, Valerie
Abstract:
Earthquakes are one of the most destructive natural hazards on our planet Earth. Hugh earthquakes striking offshore may cause devastating tsunamis, as evidenced by the 11 March 2011 Japan (moment magnitude Mw9.0) and the 26 December 2004 Sumatra (Mw9.1) earthquakes. Earthquake prediction (in terms of the precise time, place, and magnitude of a coming earthquake) is arguably unfeasible in the foreseeable future. To mitigate seismic hazards from future earthquakes in earthquake-prone areas, such as California and Japan, scientists have been using numerical simulations to study earthquake rupture propagation along faults and seismic wave propagation in the surrounding media on ever-advancing modern computers over past several decades. In particular, ground motion simulations for past and future (possible) significant earthquakes have been performed to understand factors that affect ground shaking in populated areas, and to provide ground shaking characteristics and synthetic seismograms for emergency preparation and design of earthquake-resistant structures. These simulation results can guide the development of more rational seismic provisions for leading to safer, more efficient, and economical50pt]Please provide V. Taylor author e-mail ID. structures in earthquake-prone regions.
Citation:
Wu X, Duan B, Taylor V (2011) Parallel Earthquake Simulations on Large-Scale Multicore Supercomputers. Handbook of Data Intensive Computing: 539–562. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-1415-5_21.
Publisher:
Springer Science + Business Media
Journal:
Handbook of Data Intensive Computing
KAUST Grant Number:
KUS-I1-010-01
Issue Date:
2011
DOI:
10.1007/978-1-4614-1415-5_21
Type:
Book Chapter
Sponsors:
This work is supported by NSF grants CNS-0911023, EAR-1015597, andthe Award No. KUS-I1-010-01 made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology(KAUST). The authors would like to acknowledge National Center for Computational Science atOak Ridge National Laboratory for the use of Jaguar and JaguarPF under DOE INCITE project“Performance Evaluation and Analysis Consortium End Station.
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dc.contributor.authorWu, Xingfuen
dc.contributor.authorDuan, Benchunen
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Valerieen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T13:53:32Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-25T13:53:32Zen
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.identifier.citationWu X, Duan B, Taylor V (2011) Parallel Earthquake Simulations on Large-Scale Multicore Supercomputers. Handbook of Data Intensive Computing: 539–562. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-1415-5_21.en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-1-4614-1415-5_21en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/599136en
dc.description.abstractEarthquakes are one of the most destructive natural hazards on our planet Earth. Hugh earthquakes striking offshore may cause devastating tsunamis, as evidenced by the 11 March 2011 Japan (moment magnitude Mw9.0) and the 26 December 2004 Sumatra (Mw9.1) earthquakes. Earthquake prediction (in terms of the precise time, place, and magnitude of a coming earthquake) is arguably unfeasible in the foreseeable future. To mitigate seismic hazards from future earthquakes in earthquake-prone areas, such as California and Japan, scientists have been using numerical simulations to study earthquake rupture propagation along faults and seismic wave propagation in the surrounding media on ever-advancing modern computers over past several decades. In particular, ground motion simulations for past and future (possible) significant earthquakes have been performed to understand factors that affect ground shaking in populated areas, and to provide ground shaking characteristics and synthetic seismograms for emergency preparation and design of earthquake-resistant structures. These simulation results can guide the development of more rational seismic provisions for leading to safer, more efficient, and economical50pt]Please provide V. Taylor author e-mail ID. structures in earthquake-prone regions.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work is supported by NSF grants CNS-0911023, EAR-1015597, andthe Award No. KUS-I1-010-01 made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology(KAUST). The authors would like to acknowledge National Center for Computational Science atOak Ridge National Laboratory for the use of Jaguar and JaguarPF under DOE INCITE project“Performance Evaluation and Analysis Consortium End Station.en
dc.publisherSpringer Science + Business Mediaen
dc.titleParallel Earthquake Simulations on Large-Scale Multicore Supercomputersen
dc.typeBook Chapteren
dc.identifier.journalHandbook of Data Intensive Computingen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Computer Science & Engineering, Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computational Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USAen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Geology & Geophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USAen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Computer Science & Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USAen
kaust.grant.numberKUS-I1-010-01en
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