Preliminary evaluation of high-performance fortran as a language for computational fluid dynamics

E. A. Bogucz, G. C. Fox, T. Haupt, K. A. Hawick, S. Ranka

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This paper evaluates the High-Performance Fortran (HPF) language as a candidate for implementing com-putational fluid dynamics (CFD) software on parallel-architecture computer systems. The paper reviews major HPF language features and discusses general algo-rithmic issues common to broad classes of CFD codes. Broader application areas, such as those covered by the NAS parallel benchmarks are also reviewed for suitabil-ity for HPF implementation. HPF is shown to provide convenient language structures for implementing several widely-used CFD algorithms, including finite-difFerence and finite-volume solvers that use regular grids. Other CFD algorithms — including multi-block; multi-grid and imstructured-mesh approaches — are most conveniently expressed using extensions to the initial HPF language specification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 1994
EventAIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, 1994 - Colorado Springs, United States
Duration: Jun 20 1994Jun 23 1994


OtherAIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, 1994
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityColorado Springs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)


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