A parallel Navier-Stokes solver: The Meiko implementation

Michael Prestin, Leonid Shtilman

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A mixed spectral element, pseudospectral, and finite-difference scheme for solving the Navier-Stokes equations is implemented on a Meiko parallel supercomputer. The code for the solution of Navier-Stokes equations for jetlike flows is implemented with a spectral scheme in cross-flow directions, a spectral element scheme in the stream-wise direction, and finite-difference marching in time. Several strategies for distributing the workload onto the processors are discussed. Special attention is paid to using the flexible topology of the Meiko.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-364
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Supercomputing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1995


  • Meiko
  • Parallel algorithms
  • fluid mechanics
  • i860
  • jet
  • spectral elements
  • spectral methods
  • turbulence


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