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On 06/06/2013 01:09 AM, steve wrote:
Is anybody pursuing parallelization at this point? Any hints about how that might be done? I'd be interested in contributing. I've got some experience with pypar (openmpi python wrapper), but not sure how sfepy would need to be modified to make that work.
We agreed with Ankit (the GSoC student), that both devise and implement the parallelization would be too much in the three or so months GSoC supports, and too risky, so I think nobody is pursuing that right now.
I have only some vague ideas, like that it should be done at a high level, so that the FE assembling code does not see it. So any help, mostly theoretical in the current state, would be appreciated!
On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 5:17:49 AM UTC-6, Ankit Mahato wrote: >
Here is the full text version of the Ideas as Robert requested:
# 1 Parallelization
I went through the mailing list wherein it has been mentioned that SfePy can support multicore via numpy/scipy multicore support, but compute cluster support is not available which requires knowledge of MPI. So we can add computing cluster support where jobs need to communicate with each other and exploit the high performance computing in order to make it scalable. In Python it can be done using mpi4py module.