[petsc-dev] PETSc programming model for multi-core systems

Aron Ahmadia aron.ahmadia at kaust.edu.sa
Fri Nov 12 12:02:01 CST 2010

> A partial counter-point is that MatSolve with OpenMP is unlikely to be near the throughput of MPI-based MatSolve because the high-concurrency paths are not going to provide very good memory locality, and may cause horrible degradation due to cache-coherency issues.

I am just going to throw down the gauntlet here and say that I can
reproduce or beat in (my choice of) OpenMP or pthreads on a reasonably
UMA multi-core processor anything that can be implemented in MPI.


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