more on structural models for clusters

Jim Lux James.P.Lux at
Wed Oct 1 18:36:35 EDT 2003

In regards to my recent post looking for cluster implementations for 
structural dynamic models, I would like to add that I'm interested in 
"highly distributed" solutions where the computational load for each 
processor is very, very low, as opposed to fairly conventional (and widely 
available) schemes for replacing the Cray with a N-node cluster.

The number of processors would be comparable to the number of structural 
nodes (to a first order of magnitude)

Imagine you had something like a geodesic dome with a microprocessor at 
each vertex that wanted to compute the loads for that vertex, communicating 
only with the adjacent vertices...

Trivial, egregiously simplified,  and demo cases are just fine, and, in 
fact, probably preferable....

James Lux, P.E.
Spacecraft Telecommunications Section
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mail Stop 161-213
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena CA 91109
tel: (818)354-2075
fax: (818)393-6875

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