Parallel scalar optimized direct simulation Monte Carlo method for rarefied flows on the SP-1

  • Stefan Dietrich
  • Iain Boyd
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 796)


Simply transferring codes originally developed for a supercomputer to a cache based workstation architecture will generally result in poor performance. Better data locality is required for good cache management which can generally only be achieved by rewriting the code using a different data structure. Data locality at a higher level is also required if a distributed memory parallel computer is used. A change in the DSMC algorithm is then required.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Dietrich
    • 1
  • Iain Boyd
    • 1
  1. 1.Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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