Parallel Solvers for Flexible Approximation Schemes in Multiparticle Simulation

  • Masha Sosonkina
  • Igor Tsukerman
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/11758501_12

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3991)
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Sosonkina M., Tsukerman I. (2006) Parallel Solvers for Flexible Approximation Schemes in Multiparticle Simulation. In: Alexandrov V.N., van Albada G.D., Sloot P.M.A., Dongarra J. (eds) Computational Science – ICCS 2006. ICCS 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3991. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

New finite difference schemes with flexible local approximation are applied to screened electrostatic interactions of spherical colloidal particles governed by the Poisson-Boltzmann equation. Local analytical approximations of the solution are incorporated directly into the scheme and yield high approximation accuracy even on simple and relatively coarse Cartesian grids. Several parallel iterative solution techniques have been tested with an emphasis on suitable parallel preconditioning for the nonsymmetric system matrix. In particular, flexible GMRES preconditioned with the distributed Schur Complement exhibits good solution time and scales well when the number of particles, grid nodes or processors increases.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masha Sosonkina
    • 1
  • Igor Tsukerman
    • 2
  1. 1.Ames Laboratory/DOEIowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringThe University of AkronAkronUSA

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