HEATED_PLATE_WORKSHARE is a FORTRAN90 program which illustrates the use of OpenMP's WORKSHARE directive for parallelizing FORTRAN array commands.
While the WORKSHARE directive has been part of the OpenMP standard for a considerable time, it does not seem to be well supported by vendors, perhaps in part because it is peculiar to FORTRAN, and not allowed in C. In any case, the example discussed here seems to show no improvement at all over the sequential code, when compiled using the Gnu gfortran compiler or the Intel ifort compiler!
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.
The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.
HEATED_PLATE_WORKSHARE is available in a FORTRAN90 version.
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