Document Type

Article

Date

1997

Embargo Period

10-2011

Keywords

heuristics, suboptimal solutions, data distribution, two dimensional meshes, Partial Differential Equations, PDEs, multicomputers

Language

English

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Description/Abstract

In this paper we compare the performance of six heuristics with suboptimal solutions for the data distribution of two dimensional meshes that are used for the numerical solution of Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) on multicomputers. The data mapping heuristics are evaluated with respect to seven criteria covering load balancing, interprocessor communication, flexibility and ease of use for a class of single-phase iterative PDE solvers. Our evaluation suggests that the simple and fast block distribution heuristic can be as effective as the other five complex and computational expensive algorithms.

Additional Information

Technical Report, TR-97-19

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