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Using CORBA middleware in finite element software. (English) Zbl 1160.65360

Sloot, Peter M.A. (ed.) et al., Computational science - ICCS 2002. 2nd international conference, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, April. 21–24, 2002. Proceedings. Part 3. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 3-540-43594-8). Lect. Notes Comput. Sci. 2331, 701-710 (2002).
Summary: Distributed middleware technologies, such as CORBA can enable finite element software to be used in more flexible way. Adding functionality is possible without the need for recompiling client code. Transfer of data can be done directly, without the need for intermediate input and output files. The CORBA software components can be easily configured and distributed tranparently over the network. A sample structural mechanics code, implemented in C++ is used to illustrate these concepts. Some future directions, such as placing CORBA enabled finite element software on HPC centres are also discussed.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 0988.68770].

MSC:

65Y15 Packaged methods for numerical algorithms
65N30 Finite element, Rayleigh-Ritz and Galerkin methods for boundary value problems involving PDEs

Software:

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