Generic Workflow

Generic Workflow

Below is a generic workflow with oneCCL API

1. Create a main built-in key-value store. Its address should be distributed using an out-of-band communication mechanism and be used to create key-value stores on other processes:

using namespace std;

/* for example use MPI as an out-of-band communication mechanism */

int mpi_rank, mpi_size;

MPI_Init(&argc, &argv);
MPI_Comm_rank(MPI_COMM_WORLD, &mpi_rank);
MPI_Comm_size(MPI_COMM_WORLD, &mpi_size);

ccl::shared_ptr_class<ccl::kvs> kvs;
ccl::kvs::address_type kvs_addr;

if (mpi_rank == 0) {
    kvs = ccl::create_main_kvs();
    kvs_addr = kvs->get_address();
    MPI_Bcast((void*)kvs_addr.data(), ccl::kvs::address_max_size, MPI_BYTE, 0, MPI_COMM_WORLD);
}
else {
    MPI_Bcast((void*)kvs_addr.data(), ccl::kvs::address_max_size, MPI_BYTE, 0, MPI_COMM_WORLD);
    kvs = ccl::create_kvs(kvs_addr);
}
  1. Create communicator(s):

/* host communications */
auto comm = ccl::create_communicator(mpi_size, mpi_rank, kvs);
/* SYCL devices communications, for example with multiple devices per process */

/* sycl_context -> sycl::context */
/* sycl_devices -> vector<sycl::device> */
/* sycl_queues  -> vector<sycl::queue> */

/* create ccl::context object from sycl::context object */
auto ccl_context = ccl::create_context(sycl_context);

/* create ccl::device objects from sycl::device objects */
vector<ccl::device> ccl_devices;
for (size_t idx = 0; idx < sycl_devices.size(); idx++) {
    ccl_devices.push_back(ccl::create_device(sycl_devices[idx]));
}

map<int, ccl::device> r2d_map;
for (auto& dev : ccl_devices) {
    int rank = /* generate a globally unique rank for a specific device */
    r2d_map[rank] = dev;
}

/* create ccl::stream objects from sycl::queue objects */
vector<ccl::stream> ccl_streams;
for (size_t idx = 0; idx < sycl_queues.size(); idx++) {
    ccl_streams.push_back(ccl::create_stream(sycl_queues[idx]));
}

auto comms = ccl::create_communicators(mpi_size * r2d_map.size(),
                                       r2d_map,
                                       ccl_context,
                                       kvs);
  1. Execute a communication operation of choice on the communicator(s):

/* host communications */
allreduce(..., comm).wait();
/* SYCL devices communications */
vector<ccl::event> events;
for (auto& comm : comms) {
    events.push_back(allreduce(..., comm, ccl_streams[comm.rank()]));
}

for (auto& e : events) {
    e.wait();
}