Making Hybrid Tsunami Simulators in a Parallel Software Framework

  • Xing Cai
  • Hans Petter Langtangen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4699)


Extending the philosophy of additive Schwarz algorithms, we propose a hybrid framework that allows different subdomains to use different mathematical models, different spatial discretizations, different local mesh types, and even different serial codes. This hybrid software framework is implemented using object-oriented techniques, such that existing serial codes are easily reused after being equipped with the standard interface of a generic subdomain solver. The resulting hybrid parallel tsunami simulator thus has full flexibility and extensibility. The focus of this paper is on the software design of the framework, with an illustrating example of application.


Boussinesq Equation Indian Ocean Tsunami Tsunami Simulator Serial Code Schwarz Algorithm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xing Cai
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hans Petter Langtangen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Simula Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 134, NO-1325 LysakerNorway
  2. 2.Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1080 Blindern, NO-0316 OsloNorway

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