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Toward Exascale Computation of Uncertainty Quantication for Porous Media Flow Using Multilevel Monte Carlo
Speaker: Oleg Iliev
Date: February 23, 2018 11:00
Location: SP2 416-2

Uncertainty quantication (UQ) is a critical issue in quantiative study of many processes, in particular, of porous media ows. An obstacle to advance the knowledge in the area of stochastic PDEs, such as the considered here one, is the extreme computational eort needed for solving realistic problems, due to the high dimensionality of the problem. In the frame of the DFG funded project EXA-DUNE, we shortly introduce how the C++ based toolbox: Distributed and Unied Numerics Environment DUNE can enable the handling of these computational challenges. We had extended it by multiscale nite element methods (MsFEM) and by a parallel framework for the multilevel Monte Carlo approach (MLMC). MLMC is a general concept for computing expected values of simulation results depend- ing on random elds, in our case these are the permeability of porous media. MLMC belongs to the class of variance reduction methods and overcomes the slow convergence of classical Monte Carlo, by combining cheap (and less accurate) and expensive (and more accurate) solutions in an optimal ratio. Selection of the levels in MLMC is an open question and it is a subject of intensive research. Here we will present approach based on coarse/ne grids, combined with Circulant Embedding algorithm for generating permeability alongside heuristic algorithm for renormalization. For each realization of permeability deterministic PDEs is solved using Finite Volume method or MsFEM method. Results demonstrating the eciency of MLMC will be presented. Each component of the algorithm: permeability generation, solving the PDE and the variance reduction is computationally expensive and ecient parallelization is an essential part, of the problem. We will present our scaling experiments conducted on ITWM Beehive Cluster at Kaiserslautern, Germany.

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