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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 68
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper VIII.3

Dynamic Load Balancing for Parallel Structural Mechanics Simulations with Drama

J. Fingberg+, A. Basermann+, G. Lonsdale+, J. Clinckemaillie#, J.-M. Gratien# and R. Ducloux*

+C&C Research Laboratories, NEC Europe Ltd. St. Augustin, Germany
#Pam System International, Rungis, France
*Transvalor, Sophia Antipolis, France

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
J. Fingberg, A. Basermann, G. Lonsdale, J. Clinckemaillie, J.-M. Gratien, R. Ducloux, "Dynamic Load Balancing for Parallel Structural Mechanics Simulations with Drama", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Developments in Engineering Computational Technology", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 199-205, 2000. doi:10.4203/ccp.68.8.3
The DRAMA library supports dynamic load balancing for parallel message-passing mesh-based simulation codes. The target applications are those with dynamic and solution-adaptive mechanisms. Based on a very general cost model, DRAMA provides access to a range of parallel partitioning algorithms through a simple and effective mesh-based interface. We will present an overview of the DRAMA load balancing library and demonstrate its ability to handle parallel FEM problems including contact-impact simulation, adaptive meshing and remeshing.

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