A parallel framework for explicit FEM

Milind A. Bhandarkar, Laxmikant V. Kalé

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As a part of an ongoing effort to develop a “standard library” for scientific and engineering parallel applications, we have developed a preliminary finite element framework. This framework allows an application scientist interested in modeling structural properties of materials, including dynamic behavior such as crack propagation, to develop codes that embody their modeling techniques without having to pay attention to the parallelization process. The resultant code modularly separates parallel implementation techniques from numerical algorithms. As the framework builds upon an object-based load balancing framework, it allows the resultant applications to automatically adapt to load imbalances resulting from the application or the environment (e.g. timeshared clusters). This paper presents results from the first version of the framework, and demonstrates results on a crack propagation application.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHigh Performance Computing - HiPC 2000 - 7th International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsMateo Valero, Sriram Vajapeyam, Viktor K. Prasanna
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540414290, 9783540414292
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Event7th International Conference on High Performance Computing, HiPC 2000 - Bangalore, India
Duration: Dec 17 2000Dec 20 2000

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other7th International Conference on High Performance Computing, HiPC 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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