Development of a HPC library for the parallel implementation of p-adaptive discontinuous finite element methods applied to geophysical flows.

Stella Paronuzzi Ticco
OGS Trieste and Laboratorio MOX Milano
Thursday 10th May 2018
Aula Seminari 'Saleri' VI Piano MOX-Dipartimento di Matematica, Politecnico di Milano - Edificio 14
Discontinuous finite element methods have been gaining in popularity for large scale geophysical applications. They are also a natural environment to take advantage of adaptive approaches in which the degree of the approximating polynomials is chosen locally and dynamically, in order to minimize memory occupation and computational cost. However, this poses major challenges to the parallel efficiency of the resulting methods, since a greater effort to achieve optimal load balancing is required. At present, no general HPC infrastructure for efficient and natively adaptive implementation of DG methods on massively parallel is available.The purpose of this joint research with G. Tumolo of ICTP Trieste is to move towards the development of such a tool especially tailored for the simulation of fluid dynamics problems in climate dynamics, oceanography and volcanology. contact: