HEATED_PLATE_OPENMP
2D Steady State Heat Equation Using OpenMP


HEATED_PLATE_OPENMP is a FORTRAN90 program which illustrates the use of the OpenMP application program interface by employing an iteration that solves the 2D steady state heat equation.

The sequential version of this program needs approximately 18/eps iterations to complete.

The physical region, and the boundary conditions, are suggested by this diagram;

                     W = 0
               +------------------+
               |                  |
      W = 100  |                  | W = 100
               |                  |
               +------------------+
                     W = 100
      

The region is covered with a grid of M by N nodes, and an N by N array W is used to record the temperature. The correspondence between array indices and locations in the region is suggested by giving the indices of the four corners:

                    I = 0
            [0][0]-------------[0][N-1]
               |                  |
        J = 0  |                  |  J = N-1
               |                  |
          [M-1][0]-----------[M-1][N-1]
                    I = M-1
      

The steady state solution to the discrete heat equation satisfies the following condition at an interior grid point:

        W[Central] = (1/4) * ( W[North] + W[South] + W[East] + W[West] )
      
where "Central" is the index of the grid point, "North" is the index of its immediate neighbor to the "north", and so on.

Given an approximate solution of the steady state heat equation, a "better" solution is given by replacing each interior point by the average of its 4 neighbors - in other words, by using the condition as an ASSIGNMENT statement:

        W[Central]  <=  (1/4) * ( W[North] + W[South] + W[East] + W[West] )
      
If this process is repeated often enough, the difference between successive estimates of the solution will go to zero.

This program carries out such an iteration, using a tolerance specified by the user, and writes the final estimate of the solution to a file that can be used for graphic processing.

Licensing:

The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.

Languages:

HEATED_PLATE_OPENMP is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN77 version and a FORTRAN90 version.

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Reference:

  1. Peter Arbenz, Wesley Petersen,
    Introduction to Parallel Computing - A practical guide with examples in C,
    Oxford University Press,
    ISBN: 0-19-851576-6,
    LC: QA76.58.P47.
  2. Rohit Chandra, Leonardo Dagum, Dave Kohr, Dror Maydan, Jeff McDonald, Ramesh Menon,
    Parallel Programming in OpenMP,
    Morgan Kaufmann, 2001,
    ISBN: 1-55860-671-8,
    LC: QA76.642.P32.
  3. Barbara Chapman, Gabriele Jost, Ruud vanderPas, David Kuck,
    Using OpenMP: Portable Shared Memory Parallel Processing,
    MIT Press, 2007,
    ISBN13: 978-0262533027,
    LC: QA76.642.C49.
  4. The OpenMP web site
  5. OpenMP Architecture Review Board,
    OpenMP Application Program Interface,
    Version 3.0,
    May 2008.

Source code:

Examples and Tests:

HEATED_PLATE_LOCAL_GFORTRAN compiles, links, loads and runs the program using 1, 2 and 4 threads, the local interactive environment, and the GNU gfortran compiler.

HEATED_PLATE_LOCAL_IFORT compiles, links, loads and runs the program using 1, 2 and 4 threads, the local interactive environment, and the Intel ifort compiler.

HEATED_PLATE_ITHACA_GFORTRAN compiles, links, loads and runs the program using 1, 2 and 4 threads, using the PBS queueing system on Virginia Tech's Ithaca cluster, and the GNU gfortran compiler.

HEATED_PLATE_ITHACA_IFORT compiles, links, loads and runs the program using 1, 2 and 4 threads, using the PBS queueing system on Virginia Tech's Ithaca cluster, and the Intel ifort compiler.

You can go up one level to the FORTRAN90 source codes.


Last revised on 10 July 2010.