Sunday, March 16

5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Lake Superior A

Implementing Parallel Adaptive Procedures for PDEs: Issues and Experiences

The numerical treatment of partial differential equations whose solutions exhibit complex behavior, such as moving fronts, shocks, and boundary layers is extremely computationally intensive. Two important ingredients in making such problems tractable are the use of adaptive methods and parallel computing. A number of difficult implementation issues arise when these two are combined together. This minisymposium will focus on these issues, including parallel mesh generation, parallel refinement and coarsening of meshes, dynamically adapting partitions of meshes across the processing units, and ensuring that the parallel overhead is kept to a minimum.

Organizer: Peter K. Jimack
University of Leeds, United Kingdom

5:00 Dynamic Load-Balancing for Parallel Adaptive Unstructured Meshes
Chris Walshaw, Mark Cross, and Martin Everett, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
5:30 3D Parallel Mesh Adaptivity: Data-Structures and Algorithms
Paul M. Selwood, Martin Berzins, and Peter M. Dew, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
6:00 Dynamic Load-Balancing for Adaptive PDE Solvers with Hierarchical Meshes
Nasir Touheed, University of Leeds, United Kingdom and Peter K. Jimack, Organizer
6:30 An Adaptive and Parallel Framework for Partial Differential Equations
Joseph E. Flaherty, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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