A parallel frontal solver for finite element applications

@inproceedings{Scott2001APF,
  title={A parallel frontal solver for finite element applications},
  author={Jennifer A. Scott},
  year={2001}
}
In finite element simulations, the overall computing time is dominated by the time needed to solve large sparse linear systems of equations. We report on the design and development of a parallel frontal code that can significantly reduce the wallclock time needed for the solution of these systems. The algorithm used is based on dividing the finite element domain into subdomains and applying the frontal method to each subdomain in parallel. The so-called multiple front approach is shown to… CONTINUE READING

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