pyvideo.org: Videos of Tom Bertalanhttp://pyvideo.org/speaker/581/tom-bertalan/rssen-usWed, 18 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0500500OpenMG: A New Multigrid Implementation in Pythonhttp://pyvideo.org/video/1205/openmg-a-new-multigrid-implementation-in-python<p>Description</p>
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In most large-scale computations, systems of equations arise in the form Au=b,
where A is a linear operation to be performed on the unknown data u, producing
the known right-hand-side, b, which represents some constraint of known or
assumed behavior of the system being modeled. Since u can have a many millions
to billions elements, direct solution is too slow. A multigrid solver solves
partially at full resolution, and then solves directly only at low resolution.
This creates a correction vector, which is then interpolated to full
resolution, where it corrects the partial solution.
This project aims to create an open-source multigrid solver library, written
only in Python. The existing PyAMG multigrid implementationâ€“a highly
versatile, highly configurable, black-box solverâ€“is fully sequential, and is
difficult to read and modify due to its C core. OpenMG is a pure Python
experimentation environment for developing multigrid optimizations, not a new
production solver library. By making the code simple and modular, we make the
alogrithmic details clear. We thereby create an opportunity for education and
experimental optimization of the partial solver (Jacobi, Gauss Seidel, SOR,
etc.), the restriction mechanism, the prolongation mechanism, and the direct
solver, using GPGPU, multiple CPUs, MPI, or grid computing. The resulting
solver is tested on an implicit pressure reservoir simulation problem with
satisfactory results.
Akand W. Islam,Tom BertalanWed, 18 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0500http://pyvideo.org/video/1205/openmg-a-new-multigrid-implementation-in-python