Zoltan data management services for parallel dynamic applications

  • Devine K
  • Boman E
  • Heaphy R
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Abstract

The Zoltan library is a collection of data management services for parallel, unstructured, adaptive, and dynamic applications that is available as open-source software. It simplifies the load-balancing, data movement, unstructured-communication, and memory usage difficulties that arise in dynamic applications such as adaptive finite-element methods, particle methods, and crash simulations. Zoltan's data-structure-neutral design also lets a wide range of applications use it without imposing restrictions on application data structures. Its object-based interface provides a simple and inexpensive way for application developers to use the library and researchers to make new capabilities available under a common interface

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  • Application software
  • Educational institutions
  • Helium
  • Memory management
  • Open source software
  • Packaging machines
  • Parallel programming
  • Partitioning algorithms
  • Software libraries
  • Testing
  • Zoltan library
  • adaptive applications
  • adaptive finite element methods
  • color-
  • crash simulations
  • data management services
  • data movement
  • load balancing
  • memory usage
  • object-based interface
  • open source software
  • parallel algorithms
  • parallel computing
  • parallel dynamic applications
  • particle methods
  • partitioning
  • resource allocation
  • software libraries
  • storage management
  • unstructured applications
  • unstructured communication

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Authors

  • K. Devine

  • E. Boman

  • R. Heaphy

  • B. Hendrickson

  • C. Vaughan

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