## An Implementation of Parallel MLFMA on a Cluster of Computers with Distributed Memory

- Hailin Guo, Xiaoyan Xue, Xingang Wang, Weiqin Tong, Weili Ni
- 2008 The 9th International Conference for Young…
- 2008

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- Published 1996 in HPDC

The simulation of many-body, many-particle system has a wide range of applications in areas such as biophysics, chemistry, astrophysics, etc. It is known that the force calculation contributes ninety percent of the simulation time. This is mainly due to the fact that the total number of interactions in the force is O(N 2) where N is the number of particles in the system. The fast multipole algorithm, proposed by Greengard and Rokhlin, reduces the time complexity to O(N). In this paper, we design an efficient parallel fast multipole algorithm in three dimensions. For portability, our parallel program is implemented using Message Passing Interface. Is it possible to obtain high performance for a computing intensive application out of a LAN of workstations? In this paper, we also attempted to answer this commonly asked question by those researchers who have no access to parallel computers or supercomputers.

@inproceedings{Lu1996AMP,
title={A Massively Parallel Fast Multipole Algorithm in Three Dimensions},
author={Eric Jui-Lin Lu and Daniel I. Okunbor},
booktitle={HPDC},
year={1996}
}