High-performance computing techniques for vortex method calculations

Tarun Kumar Sheel, Shinnosuke Obi

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A fast vortex method has been developed by using a special-purpose computer, MDGRAPE-3. MDGRAPE-3, successor of MDGRAPE-2, has been applied to the same calculations (Sheel et al. in Comput. Fluids 36:1319-1326, 2007) and the improvement in speed was 1000 times faster when compared with the ordinary PC Xeon 5160 (3.0 GHz) for N = 10 6. The simultaneous use of the fast multipole method, Pseudo-particle multipole method with the special-purpose computers gives further acceleration of vortex method calculations. In addition, performances and efficiency have been investigated carefully. Further possibility has been investigated carefully and compared the present result with the previous one.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-179
Number of pages5
JournalTheoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar 1


  • Fast multipole method
  • Special-purpose computer
  • Vortex method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Engineering(all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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