Benchmark of Concurrent Architectures for Use in Scientific Engineering


BECAUSE - 5417

Keywords finite element method, parallel architectures, computational fluid dynamics


Start Date: 15-JAN-91 / Duration: 24 months

[ contact / participants ]


Objectives and Approach

The objective of this project is to provide a methodology for mapping existing finite-element, finite-volume, modelling software packages for computational fluid dynamics semi-conductor simulation and computational electromagnetism applications onto parallel architectures, such as Supernode and Intel's Hypercube, and onto massively parallel architectures such as Connection Machine.

BECAUSE will be application-driven, and will complement several ESPRIT architectural development projects, such as SUPERNODE (project 1085) and GENESIS (2447), software-oriented development projects such as SUPERNODE II (2528) and TROPICS (2427), and CIM projects such as ACCORD (1062).

The development will use existing application packages as its starting point and address:

The requirements of very large meshes will be established to allow computer manufacturers to incorporate them when addressing the scientific computation market.

Exploitation

The results will be exploited by the industrial partners and disseminated to industrial users through a European workshop.


CONTACT POINT

Mr Elie Znaty
BERTIN & CIE
(Fluid Mechanics Division)
Allee Gabriel Voisin 3, BP 3
F - 78373 PLAISIR CEDEX
tel: + 33/ 1-34 81 88 58
fax: + 33/ 1-30 54 04 14
telex: 696231

Participants

BERTIN & CIE - F - C
INRIA - F - P
RUTHERFORD APPLETON LABORATORY - UK - P
VECTOR FIELDS LTD - UK - P
PARSYS LTD - UK - P
ATHINAI UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS - GR - P


IIM synopses home page IIM acronym index IIM number index
All synopses home page all acronyms index all numbers index

BECAUSE - 5417, December 1993


please address enquiries to the ESPRIT Information Desk

html version of synopsis by Nick Cook