Parallel computation of three-dimensional nonlinear magnetostatic problems

David Levine, William Gropp, Kimmo Forsman, Lauri Kettunen

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We describe a general-purpose parallel code for computing accurate solutions to large computationally demanding, 3D, nonlinear magnetostatic problems. The code, CORAL, is based on a volume integral equation formulation. Using an IBM SP parallel computer and iterative solution methods, we successfully solved the dense linear systems Inherent in such formulations. A key component of our work was the use of the PETSc library, which provides parallel portability and access to the latest linear algebra solution technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-120
Number of pages12
JournalConcurrency Practice and Experience
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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