SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing vol:17 issue:1 pages:133-155
The efficiency of numerically solving time-dependent partial differential equations on parallel computers can be greatly improved by computing the solution on many time levels simultaneously. The theoretical properties of one such method, namely the discrete-time multigrid waveform relaxation method, are investigated for systems of ordinary differential equations obtained by spatial finite-element discretisation of linear parabolic initial-boundary value problems. The results are compared to the corresponding continuous-time results. The theory is illustrated for a one-dimensional and a two-dimensional model problem and checked against results obtained by numerical experiments.