aphBO-2GP-3B: A budgeted asynchronous parallel multi-acquisition functions for constrained Bayesian optimization on high-performing computing architecture

Anh Tran, Mike Eldred, Tim Wildey, Scott McCann, Jing Sun, Robert J. Visintainer

High-fidelity complex engineering simulations are highly predictive, but also computationally expensive and often require substantial computational efforts. The mitigation of computational burden is usually enabled through parallelism in high-performance cluster (HPC) architecture. In this paper, an asynchronous constrained batch-parallel Bayesian optimization method is proposed to efficiently solve the computationally-expensive simulation-based optimization problems on the HPC platform, with a budgeted computational resource, where the maximum number of simulations is a constant. The advantages of this method are three-fold. First, the efficiency of the Bayesian optimization is improved, where multiple input locations are evaluated massively parallel in an asynchronous manner to accelerate the optimization convergence with respect to physical runtime. This efficiency feature is further improved so that when each of the inputs is finished, another input is queried without waiting for the whole batch to complete. Second, the method can handle both known and unknown constraints. Third, the proposed method considers several acquisition functions at the same time and sample based on an evolving probability mass distribution function using a modified GP-Hedge scheme, where parameters are corresponding to the performance of each acquisition function. The proposed framework is termed aphBO-2GP-3B, which corresponds to asynchronous parallel hedge Bayesian optimization with two Gaussian processes and three batches. The aphBO-2GP-3B framework is demonstrated using two high-fidelity expensive industrial applications, where the first one is based on finite element analysis (FEA) and the second one is based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations.

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