Shared-Memory Parallel Vector Implementation of the Immersed Boundary Method for the Computation of Blood Flow in the Beating Mammalian Heart
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- McQueen, D. & Peskin, C. The Journal of Supercomputing (1997) 11: 213. doi:10.1023/A:1007951707260
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This paper describes the parallel implementation of the immersed boundary method on a shared-memory machine such as the Cray C-90 computer. In this implementation, outer loops are parallelized and inner loops are vectorized. The sustained computation rates achieved are 0.258 Gflops with a single processor, 1.89 Gflops with 8 processors, and 2.50 Gflops with 16 processors. An application to the computer simulation of blood flow in the heart is presented.