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MSC/NASTRAN on amdahl vector processors: Adaptation and performance

  • C. Y. Chen
Session 9A: Algorithms, Architectures And Performance I
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 297)

Abstract

Because increasingly sophisticated large-scale finite element models are being used in areas of research and application and the theories of structural dynamics and nonlinear analyses are being used more frequently in the techniques of finite element analysis, the requirement for more powerful computer is growing rapidly. Since 1980 many finite element programs have been adapted on supercomputers. This paper describes the general architecture and functional use of MSC/NASTRAN@, provides a brief introduction to the hardware and software of the Amdahl vector processor system; describes the work of adapting MSC/NASTRAN to the Amdahl system; and provides a performance analysis of this version of MSC/NASTRAN, including a comparison with other machines.

Keywords

Vector Length Load Module Speedup Ratio Object Code Vector Instruction 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Y. Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Amdahl CorporationSunnyvaleU.S.A.

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