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Utilising Workstation Clusters With PVM For The Solution Of Large TLM Problems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ES960011

Volume

11

Pages

9

Published

1996

Size

911 kb

Author(s)

N.P.G. Smith & C. Christopoulos

Abstract

Utilising workstation clusters with PVM for the solution of large TLM problems N.P.G. Smith, C. Christopoulos Numerical Modelling Group, The University of Nottingham, 7VG7 ABSTRACT The Transmission Line Modelling (TLM) method has been used to model a wide variety of electromagnetic and thermal diffusion problems in the time- domain. While it compares favourably to other methods in terms of its computational requirements, there is continual motivation to simultaneously reduce simulation times, increase feasible problem size and spatial resolution. There has been growing interest recently in the use of parallel computing architectures in a wide range of numerical simulation situations; the TLM method lends itself well to these approaches. However, traditional massively parallel computing systems are generally difficult to use and very expensive. This has limited their availability for most researchers, who mainly rely on essentially stand-alone workstations. The fea

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