(Brochure) ExaFMM: An open source library for Fast Multipole Methods

2012-06-18T22:21:32Z (GMT) by Lorena A. Barba Rio Yokota
<p>This is a z-fold brochure, prepared to accompany our poster on the exaFMM code, presented at the Supercomputing Conference, November 2011, Seattle.</p> <p><strong>What's new? An open source FMM</strong>—The fast multipole method (FMM) is a numerical engine used in many applications, from acoustics, electrostatics, fluid simulations, wave scattering, and more. Despite its importance, there is a lack of open community code, which arguably has affected its wider adoption. It is also a difficult algorithm to understand and to program, making availability of open-source implementations even more desirable.</p> <p>Headings in the brochure:</p> <p>- Method: multiople-based, hierarchical</p> <p>- Features</p> <p>- Performance: Strong and weak scaling</p> <p>- GPU relevance: Compute-bound</p> <p>- Applications: Electrostatics, Turbulence Simulation</p> <p> It folds like a z-fold brochure!  Instructions: http://autobodyconsultinggrp.wordpress.com/2011/01/17/tri-fold_brochure/</p>