christophe petit wrote:
Each process "owns" a subdomain of cells, for which it will compute
updated values. The process has storage not only for these cells,
which it owns, but also for a perimeter of cells, whose values need to
be fetched from nearby processes. So, there are two steps. In
"updateBound", processes communicate so that each supplies boundary
values to neighbors and gets boundary values from neighbors. In
"Explicit", the computation (stencil operation) is performed.
am still trying to understand the parallelized version of the heat
equation 2D solving that we saw at school.
I am confused between the shift of the values near to the bounds done
by the "updateBound" routine and the main loop (at line 161 in main
code) which calls the routine "Explicit".
When UpdateBound is called, neighboring processes are implicitly
synchronized via the MPI_Sendrecv() calls.
a given process (say number 1) ( i use 4 here for execution), i send to
the east process (3) the penultimate
column left column, to the north process (0) the penultimate row top ,and to the others
the penultimate right
column and the bottom row. But how the 4 processes are
The computational domain is distributed among all processes. Each cell
must be updated with the stencil operation. So, each process calls
that computation for the cells that it owns.
don't understand too why all the
processes go through the solving piece of code calling
the "Explicit" routine.
You should be able to get better interactivity at your school than on
this mailing list. Further, your questions at school would help the
instructor get feedback from the students.