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The International Workshop on Parallel Algorithms and Software for CFD is co-sponsored by CERCA (Centre de Recherche en Calcul Appliqué), CRM (Centre de Recherches Mathématiques, Université de Montréal), Département d'informatique et de recherche opérationnelle (Université de Montréal), Silicon Graphics Inc., and Environment Canada. The two-day workshop will be held at CERCA. We propose in the workshop to bring together software and algorithm developers, and researchers working in the CFD domain.


CFD problems such as numerical weather modeling, simulation of flows around aircraft and vehicles, and oil reservoir simulations are among the major clients of High Performance Computing Technology. These problems consume the bulk of available supercomputer cycles worldwide. The arrival of distributed-memory massively parallel processors (MPPs) had promised a dramatic increase in processing speed and computer memory available for the applications. Many researchers have demonstrated that their CFD applications can be ported to MPPs with a significant speed-up. Despite these facts, parallel computing has not yet gained a widespread acceptance in the scientific and engineering communities. One of the reasons for that is the lack of software to support the CFD applications. Nowdays, more attention is being paid to portability and reusability of parallel software, and the vendors have to conform with such standards as the PVM, MPI, or HPF, and provide their efficient implementation. In order to make the massively parallel computing practical for the industrial applications, it is necessary to develop scientific libraries to facilitate development of parallel CFD applications. Distributed-memory parallel architectures often require substantial algorithmic changes and have stimulated development of new approaches. The goal of the proposed workshop is to bring together the developers of the algorithms and software for the MPPs and the users applying the MPP technology for the CFD problems in order to facilitate the practical use of this technology.


Monday March 24, 1997

8:30 Registration of participants
Software and algorithms
Chair: Maurice Meneguzzi
9:00 am Opening remarks by Michel Béland
Director of CERCA
9:10 am Preconditioned Krylov Subspace Methods for Distributed Sparse Matrices
Y. Saad, S. Kuznetsov, G. C. Lo and A. Malevsky
10:00 am CFD Software, Parallel computing, and the Message Passing Interface (MPI)
W. Gropp
10:50 am Break
11:10 am A Tool Kit for Interactive Visualization of Computational Fluid Dynamics on Massively Parallel Computers
K. E. Jordan and R. Haimes
11:45 am Lazy Remote Procedure Call in C: Implementation and Performance
M. Latendresse and M. Feeley
12:15 pm Lunch
Chair: Andrei Malevsky
1:40 pm 3D Simulations of Fluid-Particle Intreactions with 100 Particles
T. Tezduyar and A. Johnson
2:30 pm Numerical simulations of granular media on parallel computers
H. Herrmann
3:20 pm Break
3:40 pm Performance of some Navier-Stokes codes on the Cray T3E
M. Meneguzzi
4:20 pm Flexible GMRES and Parallel Preconditioners for the Semi-Implicit Time Integration of Nonhydrostatic Atmospheric Models
S. Thomas , M. Desgagné, P. Bartello, R. Benoit and A. Malevsky
5:00 pm Adjourn
6:00 pm Dinner for the workshop participants

Tuesday March 25, 1997

9:00 am 3D Vortex Simulations; Parallel Implementations and Complex Flow Results
A. Ghoniem, A. Gharakhani and J.C. Saghbini
9:50 am Three-Dimensional Models of Convection in the Earth's Mantle Using Massively-Parallel Supercomputers
P. Tackley
10:30 am Break
10:50 am Parallel Galerkin Least-Squares Solution of Mold-Filling Problem
J.-F. Hétu, M. Audet, R. Bramley and F. Ilinca
11:20 am Effective Parallelization Techniques for Multiphase Flow Calculations
A. A. Prikhodko, A. V. Zinchenko, P. I. Kudinov
12:00 pm Lunch
Open Session
Chair: Andrei Malevsky
1:45 pm Round table discussion
3:00 pm End of workshop

Invited speakers

Scientific Program Committee

Workshop address

Centre de Recherche en Calcul Appliqué (CERCA)
5160, boul. Décarie, bureau 400,
Montréal (Québec), CANADA H3X 2H9

Telephone: (514) 369 5200
FAX: (514) 369 3880



We suggest the hotel Château Versailles. A number of rooms have been reserved for the workshop participants.

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last update: February 14, 1997