A frequency-domain parallel method for the numerical approximation of parabolic problems. (English) Zbl 0946.65094

Solution method for parabolic equations by going with Fourier transform in time to the frequency domain. For each frequency then an independent elliptic problem must be solved. The theory of the method including error estimates is presented. An example on 12 processors (72 frequencies) shows excellent speedup. However, the main question, if this method is more efficient than usual high-order finite difference methods, is not discussed.


65M70 Spectral, collocation and related methods for initial value and initial-boundary value problems involving PDEs
65Y05 Parallel numerical computation
65M15 Error bounds for initial value and initial-boundary value problems involving PDEs
35K15 Initial value problems for second-order parabolic equations


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