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The Implementation Of A General Purpose FORTRAN Harness For An Arbitrary Network Of Transputers For Computational Fluid Dynamics

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ASE930161

Volume

3

Pages

16

Published

1993

Size

1,064 kb

Author(s)

J. Mushtaq, A.J. Davies & D.J. Morgan

Abstract

The implementation of a general purpose FORTRAN harness for an arbitrary network of transputers for computational fluid dynamics J. Mushtaq, A.J. Davies D.J. Morgan ABSTRACT Many Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) problems of interest require far greater computational power than is available on any sequential machine. In CFD problems, where a large number of similar operations are performed, a parallel machine can be utilised to exploit the inherent parallelism of the algorithm. Distributed memory machines, although requiring extra programming, can provide truly scalable performance, at a fraction of the cost of current vector supercomputers. At the University of Hertfordshire part of the current work programme involves the parallel implementation of a sequential 2-D Navier-Stokes multiblock aerofoil code. In order to utilise an arbitrary network of transputers, it is necessary to have software which can effect the communication of data between processors and also schedu

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