vecpar.fe.up.pt/2006  vecpar2006@fe.up.pt  
Evaluation of Linear Solvers for Astrophysics Transfer Problems
Osni Marques (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)Paulo Vasconcelos (Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto) Abstract:
In this work we consider the numerical solution of a radiative transfer
equation for modeling the emission of photons in stellar atmospheres.
Mathematically, the problem is formulated in terms of a weakly singular
Fredholm integral equation defined on a Banach space. Computational
approaches to solve the problem are discussed, using direct and iterative strategies that are implemented in open source packages.
Keywords:
Numerical Methods (Linear algebra), Parallel and Distributed Computing,


Rio de Janeiro  Brazil  2006  July  10 11 12 13 