Parallel Simulation of Ceramic Grain Growth on the Platform of MPI
A computation method for parallel simulations of ceramic grain growth at an atomic scale in a PC cluster is proposed, by combining the Message Passing Interface (MPI) with the serial simulation of grain growth. A parallel platform is constructed for the simulation of grain growth with program modules of grain assignments, grain growth, data exchanges and boundary settlements, which are coded with Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 and MPICH. Quantitative results show that the computing speed of parallel simulations with this platform is obviously increased compared with that of serial simulations. Such a computing mode of grain growth is in good agreement with practical situations of ceramic grain growth.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
G. L. Ji et al., "Parallel Simulation of Ceramic Grain Growth on the Platform of MPI", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 336-338, pp. 2490-2492, 2007