The finite element method and largescale computation
Abstract
It is believed that recent advances in computer technology, particularly those associated with very large scale integration and extral large scale integration, will make it possible to solve finite element problems of considerably greater size. The superminicomputers that have recently been introduced are handling finite element problems of a size that previously required a large mainframe system. The two basic architectures used in present super computers to obtain very high computational throughput are discussed. In discussing specialpurpose computers, it is pointed out that for finite element problems, there are two approaches possible in the design. One is to map the finite element nodal structure onto the hardware; the other is to design an architecture for a computational algorithm. Both approaches are discussed.
 Publication:

Finite Element Flow Analysis
 Pub Date:
 1982
 Bibcode:
 1982fefa.proc..947N
 Keywords:

 Computational Fluid Dynamics;
 Digital Computers;
 Finite Element Method;
 Architecture (Computers);
 Minicomputers;
 Supercomputers;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer