## Dynamic Load Balancing in Computational Mechanics (0)

Venue: | Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering |

Citations: | 34 - 2 self |

### BibTeX

@INPROCEEDINGS{Hendrickson_dynamicload,

author = {Bruce Hendrickson and Karen Devine},

title = {Dynamic Load Balancing in Computational Mechanics},

booktitle = {Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering},

year = {},

pages = {485--500}

}

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### Abstract

. In many important computational mechanics applications, the computation adapts dynamically during the simulation. Examples include adaptive mesh refinement, particle simulations and transient dynamics calculations. When running these kinds of simulations on a parallel computer, the work must be assigned to processors in a dynamic fashion to keep the computational load balanced. A number of approaches have been proposed for this dynamic load balancing problem. This paper reviews the major classes of algorithms, and discusses their relative merits on problems from computational mechanics. Shortcomings in the state-of-the-art are identified and suggestions are made for future research directions. Key words. dynamic load balancing, parallel computer, adaptive mesh refinement 1. Introduction. The efficient use of a parallel computer requires two, often competing, objectives to be achieved. First, the processors must be kept busy doing useful work. And second, the amount of interprocess...