Parallelization of a simple-based algorithm to simulate mixed convective flow over a backward-facing step

J. G.Barbosa Saldaña, V. Sarin, N. K. Anand

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This article describes a parallel implementation of an algorithm for simulating mixed convective flow over a three-dimensional backward-facing step. A FORTRAN90 code was developed and parallelized using OpenMP directives for distributed shared memory (DSM) multiprocessors. Numerical experiments conducted on an IBM p5-575 multiprocessor show that the code achieves significant speed-up on up to 16 processors. Superlinear speed-up was also observed in some cases as a result of efficient cache utilization on the multiprocessor. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)105-118
Number of pages93
JournalNumerical Heat Transfer, Part B: Fundamentals
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes


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