RIST (Research Organization for Information Science and Technology, Japan) released software and documents developed in "HPC Middleware (HPC-MW)", which is a part of "Frontier Simulation Software for Industrial Science (FSIS)" Project at the Institute of Industrial Sciences, the University of Tokyo, funded by IT-program of MEXT, Japan. They are available at the following URL:
FSIS Software Publication Page
Various types of HPC (High-Performance Computing) environments, including massively parallel computers and PC clusters, have recently become available. Moreover, advancement of "GRID" technology allows us to access a variety of computer resources very easily. However, in order to make the best use of these resources, we need optimization and tuning for individual hardware.
"HPC-Middleware (HPC-MW)" is an infrastructure for developing optimized and reliable simulation codes making efficient use of the finite-element method (FEM). The source code developed on a PC with a single processor is easily optimized for various types of parallel computers including vector/scalar processors, SMP cluster architectures, and PC clusters by plugging-in the source code to the HPC-MW installed on the target computer.
This time, proto-type version of HPC-MW for PC clusters ("hpcmw-PC-cluster") including parallel I/O, parallel linear solvers, parallel visualization modules, proto-type version of Mesh Viewer for HPC-MW ("hpcmw_view") and utilities for mesh partitioning have been released to public. 3D parallel FEM code for elastic static solid mechanics developed on HPC-MW, "pSAN-hpcmw" is also available.
Available set of software is as follows:
|hpcmw-PC-Cluster||Library-Type HPC-MW||Parallel I/O, Linear Solvers and Parallel Visualization||hpcmw-0.10|
|hpcmw_part||Utility||Partitioner for domain decomposition (RCB, METIS)||hpcmw-0.10|
|hpcmw_view||Utility||Viewer for distributed mesh files||hpcmw-view-0.10|
|hpcmw_vis||Utility||Parallel visualization utility (file version)||hpcmw-0.10|
|pSAN-hpcmw||Application||Parallel 2D/3D FEM application for elastic-linear solid mechanics developed on HPC-MW||hpcmw-apps-0.10|
|geofem2hpc||Utility||Converter of mesh file (from GeoFEM to HPC-MW format)||hpcmw-0.10|
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