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FEM Computations on Clusters Using Different Models of Parallel Programming

  • Tomasz Olas
  • Konrad Karczewski
  • Adam Tomas
  • Roman Wyrzykowski
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2328)

Abstract

ParallelNuscaS is an object-oriented package for parallel finite elemt modeling, developed at the Technical University of Częstochowa. This paper is devoted to the investigation of the package performance on the ACCORD cluster, which this year was built in the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science of this University. At present, ACCORD contains 18 Pentium III 750 MHz processors, or 9 SMP nodes, connected both by the fast MYRINET network and standard Fast Ethernet, as well as 8 SMP nodes with 16 AMD Athlon MP 1.2 GHZ processors. We discuss the implementation and performance of parallel FEM computations not only for the message-passing model of parallel programming, but also for the hybrid model, which is a mixture of multithreading inside SMP nodes and message passing between them.

Keywords

Message Passing Boundary Node Finite Element Method Modeling Finite Element Method Computation Parallel Kernel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomasz Olas
    • 1
  • Konrad Karczewski
    • 1
  • Adam Tomas
    • 1
  • Roman Wyrzykowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Math. and Computer ScienceTechnical University of CzęstochowaCzęstochowaPoland

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