Academic year 2017-2018
Dr David Apsley
*** If you have multiple processors on your windows PC/laptop and would like to try running the aerofoil code (coursework 2) in parallel using MPI, then you can try the following.
Create a new folder and download into it all the following files:
- all the executables for coursework 2
- the parallel version of stream: streamparallel.exe
- MPI runtime files (from mpich2): mpiexec.exe, smpd.exe, fmpich2.dll, mpich2mpi.dll, mpich2nemesis.dll
If you have an over-zealous virus-checker which doesn't like executable files downloaded from other computers, you may need to right-click each file in turn, and, under the properties tab, choose "unblock".
Open a command prompt to run as administrator (usually a right-click option on the start-up link). Start the smpd service with "smpd -install"
. Type "aerofoil" to start the gui. At the opening menu, change "Run in parallel" to "yes". Thereafter it runs in the same way as the serial code ... but the flow solver is faster. Maximum here: 4 processors.
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See also: Suggested projects for PhD students
Last updated: 20 December 2017