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Parallel Computing

  • X. Cai
  • E. Acklam
  • H. P. Langtangen
  • A. Tveito
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering book series (LNCSE, volume 33)

Abstract

Large-scale parallel computations are more common than ever, due to the increasing availability of multi-processor systems. However, writing parallel software is often a complicated and error-prone task. To relieve Diffpack users of the tedious and low-level technical details of parallel programming, we have designed a set of new software modules, tools, and programming rules, which will be the topic of the present chapter.

Keywords

Parallel Computing Message Passing Logical Topology Member Function Finite Element Grid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • X. Cai
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. Acklam
    • 3
  • H. P. Langtangen
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Tveito
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Simula Research LaboratoryNorway
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsUniversity of OsloNorway
  3. 3.Numerical Objects ASNorway

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