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Benchmark of Concurrent Architectures for Use in Scientific Engineering

Objective

The objective of this project is to provide a methodology for mapping existing finite-element, finite-volume, modelling software packages for computational fluid dynamics semi-conductor simulation and computational electromagnetism applications onto parallel architectures, such as Supernode and Intel's Hypercube, and onto massively parallel architectures such as Connection Machine.

BECAUSE will be application-driven, and will complement several ESPRIT architectural development projects, such as SUPERNODE (project 1085) and GENESIS (2447), software-oriented development projects such as SUPERNODE II (2528) and TROPICS (2427), and CIM projects such as ACCORD (1062).

The development will use existing application packages as its starting point and address:

- different scenarios for the distribution of computational load among the processing elements of a multiprocessor
- different scenarios for mapping the physical discretisation network onto the processor network

The requirements of very large meshes will be established to allow computer manufacturers to incorporate them when addressing the scientific computation market.

Coordinator

Bertin & Cie
Address
Allée Gabriel Voisin
78373 Plaisir
France

Participants (5)

CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL)
United Kingdom
Address
Chilton
OX11 0QX Didcot
Institut National de Recherches en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA)
France
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay
Parsys Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Boundary House Boston Road
W7 2QE London
UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Panepistimioupolis, Typa Buildings
15771 Athenes
Vector Fields Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
24 Bankside
OX5 1JE Kidlington