Operating systems support for the finite element machine

  • David A. Podsiadlo
  • Harry F. Jordan
Matching The Structure Of Computations And Machine Architecture
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 111)


The Finite Element Machine is a special purpose multiprocessor architecture designed to facilitate the solution of structural analysis problems by finite element methods. In this paper, interaction of the hardware aspects of the machine with a specific algorithm is examined in order to establish software primitives for the kernel of an operating system. The behavior of the primitives is explored in detail, and the effects of this behavior on the performance of the algorithm is evaluated.


Parallel Algorithm Conjugate Gradient Method Conjugate Gradient Algorithm Local Link Problem Neighbor 
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  • David A. Podsiadlo
  • Harry F. Jordan

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