Using Supercomputers to Model Heat Transfer in Biomedical Applications

  • Linda J. Hayes
Part of the Progress in Scientific Computing book series (PSC, volume 7)


This paper describes several approaches to converting numerical algorithms for use on supercomputers. The machine architecture which will be considered here is a vector computer. These approaches will be illustrated by considering two algorithms which arise in modelling heat transfer in biomedical applications. One algorithm is a vectorized matrix-vector multiply, and the other is a new, vectorized, over-lapping-block iterative method for solving finite element equations.


Vector Computer Irregular Grid Finite Element Equation Finite Element Grid Band Solver 


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