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Re: What do you use GNU Parallel for?


From: Rhys Ulerich
Subject: Re: What do you use GNU Parallel for?
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 09:35:34 -0500

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 9:18 AM, Ole Tange <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 4:14 PM, Rhys Ulerich <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> So please write a few lines about the tasks you use it for -
>>> especially if you have reason to believe you are one of the few doing
>>> that kind of thing.
>>
>> Like others, I have used parallel to perform parameter sweeps for my
>> scientific simulation code.  I often use parallel as a poor man's
>> batch system for collections of MPI jobs when I need to study grid
>> refinements to verify expected numerical convergence rates.
>
> In what area of science do you run simulations for?

Computational fluid dynamics.  More specifically, direct numerical
simulation of the compressible Navier--Stokes equations.  The
production simulations require dedicated HPC resources, but I can run
small MPI-parallel test problems on my workstation.

- Rhys



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