Solution Performance

FWI2D-inversion* is a 2D time-domain full waveform inversion that uses finite differences for both forward and backward problems and a quasi-Newton (with L-BFGS algorithm) optimization scheme for the model parameters update. It is based on a 2D isotropic acoustic wave equation with variable density and P-wave velocity and uses a 8th order in space (symmetric coefficient) and 4th order in time scheme with absorbing boundary conditions.

Product and Performance Information


Fwi2d modeling & Fwi2d inversion: version dev1.6 from  june16.
OS: Centos 7.3.
Compiler: Intel® Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition 2017 update 2
Run config:  MPI+OMP . One MPI per socket. Same workload for all IA.
Workload: Extended Marmousi-1 , single-node problem-size:  600x1423
Testing by Intel, April 2017
Baseline: 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2680 v3, 2.5GHz, 24 cores (12 each socket), turbo and HT OFF. DDR4 2133 Mhz
Next gen: 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2680 v4, 2.4GHz, 28 cores (14 each socket), turbo and HT OFF. DDR4 2400 Mhz
New: 2S Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processor, 2.4GHz, 40 cores (20 each socket), turbo and HT OFF. DDR4 2667 Mhz


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