Parallel integration across time of initial value problems using PVM

  • René Alt
  • Jean Luc Lamotte
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1156)


This paper shows the efficiency of PVM in the solution of initial value problems on distributed architectures. The method used here is a collocation method showing a large possibility of parallelism across time. The solution of the linear or non linear system, which is a part of the method is obtained with Picard's iterations using divided differences. This solution is also obtained in parallel as well as the values of the approximated solution at different times. Numerical examples are considered. The tests have been performed on a network of workstations and on the Connection Machine CM5.


P.V.M. parallel methods initial value problems ordinary differential equations collocation methods 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • René Alt
    • 1
  • Jean Luc Lamotte
    • 1
  1. 1.MASI and Institut Blaise PascalParis Cedex05France

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