Developments in computers mean that parallel and distributed computing are now mainstream elements, therefore engineering software needs to be parallel as a matter of course. This adds greater complexity. This paper describes how component and object oriented methods can be used to make it relatively easy for software to be designed that can take advantage of parallelism. This is applied to equation solution, mesh generation, node ordering, equation assembly, and non-linear solution methods. The results of sample calculations are given demonstrating the speed-up achived.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2009|
Mackie, R. I. (2009). Designing inherently parallel software for finite element analysis. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing https://doi.org/10.4203/ccp.91.272