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Some new technics regarding the parallelisation of ZéBuLoN, an object oriented finite element code for structural mechanics

  • Frédéric Feyel (a1)

Abstract

A finite element code, called ZéBuLoN was parallelised some years ago. This code is entirely written using an object oriented framework (C++ is the support language). The aim of this paper is to present some problems which arose during the parallelization, and some innovative solutions. Especially, a new concept of message passing is presented which allows to take into account SMP machines while still using the parallel virtual machine abstraction.

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ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis
  • ISSN: 0764-583X
  • EISSN: 1290-3841
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