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Paper: Codes for the Modelling of Stellar Structures: Parallel Implementations on a Workstation LAN
Volume: 61, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems III
Page: 499
Authors: Pucillo, M.; Bono, G.; Mazzali, P. A.; Pasian, F.; Smareglia, R.
Abstract: In the past couple of years, modelling of stellar structures has become increasingly important at our Institute. The codes used for this kind of computations are very demanding in terms of CPU power, and most of them are suited to parallel processing. Purchasing parallel hardware can be very expensive for our medium-sized institute but, on the other hand, a LAN of fairly powerful workstations, normally used for interactive data reduction and analysis is available. In this paper, we discuss practical examples of porting stable and well-known codes for stellar structures modelling in a parallel environment, given by the workstation LAN and by a software for distributed processing.
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