Parallel Multigrid Tutorial

Jim E. Jones

Center for Applied Scientific Computing
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
P.O. Box 808, L-561
Livermore, CA 94551


Abstract

    This tutorial was given at the 1999 Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods.  This presentation focuses on the issues involved in parallelizing a multigrid algorithm. Assuming no experience with parallel computing, but an understanding of the principles of multigrid, the tutorial introduces some of the standard and efficient techniques for developing a parallel multigrid solver.

    Topics covered in this tutorial include