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libEnsemble: A Library to Coordinate the Concurrent Evaluation of Dynamic Ensembles of Calculations


Hudson, Stephen; Larson, Jeffrey; Navarro, John-Luke; Wild, Stefan


Almost all applications stop scaling at some point; those that dont are seldom performant when considering time to solution on anything but aspirational/unicorn resources. Recognizing these tradeoffs as well as greater user functionality in a near-term exascale computing era, we present libEnsemble, a library aimed at particular scalability- and capability-stretching uses. libEnsemble enables running concurrent instances of an application in dynamically allocated ensembles through an extensible Python library. We highlight the structure, execution, and capabilities of the library on leading pre-exascale environments as well as advanced capabilities for exascale environments and beyond.