Future generation computer systems vol:12 issue:4 pages:307-323
The equations of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) are discussed in the framework of parallel computing. Both linear and nonlinear MHD models are addressed. Special attention is given to the parallellisation of the kernels of the existing sequential MHD codes. These kernels involve matrix-vector multiplications and dot products for the linear MHD calculations, and Fast Fourier Transforms and tri-diagonal systems solvers for the nonlinear MHD simulations.