A parallel FDTD algorithm using the MPI library

Volakis J.L. ; Davidson D.B. ; Guiffaut C. ; Mahdjoubi K. (2001)


In this paper, we describe the essential elements of a parallel algorithm for the FDTD method using the MPI (Message Passing Interface) library. To simplify and accelerate the algorithm, an MPI Cartesian 2D topology is used. The inter-process communications are optimized by the use of derived data types. A general approach is also explained for parallelizing the auxiliary tools, such as far-field computation, thin-wire treatment, etc. For PMLs, we have used a new method that makes it unnecessary to split the field components. This considerably simplifies the computer programming, and is compatible with the parallel algorithm.

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