Distributed Objects and Components for high performance scientific computing on the Grid'5000 test-bed

french title:

short name: DiscoGrid


ANR CIGC (Calcul Intensif et Grilles de Calcul)

web site: http://www-anr-ci.cea.fr/


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This project is funded by the National Research Agency (Agence Nationale de de la Recherche).

web site: http://www.gip-anr.fr/

The total budget of the project is .. euros and the funding by the ANR is ?? euros.

Short description

This short description is extracted from the project proposal.

The DISCOGRID project aims at studying and promoting a new paradigm for programming non-embarrassingly parallel scientific computing applications on a distributed, heterogeneous, computing platform. The target applications require the numerical resolution of systems of partial differential equations (PDEs) modeling electromagnetic wave propagation and fluid flow problems. More importantly, the underlying numerical methods share the use of unstructured meshes and are based on well known finite element and finite volume formulations. The DISCOGRID project will concentrate its activities on numerical kernels and related issues that are indeed not specific to the particular applications considered but are instead of interest to a large variety of other application contexts. The emphasis will be put on designing parallel numerical algorithms and programming simulation software that efficiently exploit a computational grid and more particularly, the GRID'5000 test-bed. In particular, the DISCOGRID project will study the applicability of modern distributed programming principles and methodologies for the development of high performance parallel simulation software. The realization of these objectives will be made possible by setting up an active collaboration between researchers from two communities:

(a) computer scientists who are concerned with distributed programming and who are currently proposing several methodologies relevant to the project objectives,

(b) applied mathematicians who are concerned with the design of numerical methods for the computer simulation of complex physical phenomena related to two application domains: computational electromagnetism (CEM) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).


The project is defined to run from january 2006 to december 2008.

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