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

Edward 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)
Title of host publicationAIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, 1994
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
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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