Volume 6, pp. 224-233, 1997.

A parallel multigrid method using the full domain partition

William F. Mitchell

Abstract

The combination of adaptive refinement, multigrid and parallel computing for solving partial differential equations is considered. In the full domain partition approach, each processor contains a partition of the grid plus the minimum number of additional coarse elements required to cover the whole domain. A parallel multigrid algorithm using the full domain partition is presented. Multigrid rates of convergence have been observed while communicating between processors only twice per V-cycle. Numerical computations on a network of up to 32 workstations show that parallel efficiency rates of 50% to 90% can be obtained.

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Key words

grid partitioning, multigrid, parallel algorithms.

AMS subject classifications

65N30, 65N55, 65Y05, 65N50.

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