DRAMA: A library for parallel dynamic load balancing of finite element applications
Maerten, B Roose, Dirk Basermann, A Fingberg, J Lonsdale, G #
Proceedings of Euro-Par'99, Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol:1685 pages:313-316
Euro-Par'99 Parallel Processing
We describe a software library for dynamic load balancing of finite element codes; The application code has to provide the current distributed mesh and information on the calculation and communication requirements, and receives from the library all necessary information to re-allocate the application data. The library computes a new partitioning, either via direct mesh migration or via parallel graph re-partitioning, by interfacing to the ParMetis or Jostle package. We describe the functionality of the DRAMA library and we present some results.