Recent Parallel Results Using Dynamic Quad-Tree Refinement for Solving Hyperbolic Conservation Laws on 2d

Donna Calhoun, Carsten Burstedde

Date :

SIAM Conference for Parallel Processing in Scientific Computing, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France (Mini-symposium speaker)
Apr 12 - Apr 15, 2016


We discuss recent parallel results using ForestClaw, an adaptive code based on the Berger-Oliger-Colella patch-based scheme for solving hyperbolic conservation laws coupled with the quad/octree mesh refinement available in p4est (C. Burstedde). We show how parallel communications costs vary across different refinement strategies and patch sizes and detail the strategies we use to minimize these communication costs. Results will be shown for several hyperbolic problems, including shallow water wave equations on the cubed sphere.

Slides : siam-pp-2016.pdf

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