Integrated urban drainage modelling is used to analyze how existing urban drainage systems respond to particular conditions. Based on these integrated models, researchers and engineers are able to e.g. estimate long-term pollution effects, optimize the behaviour of a system by comparing impacts of different measures on the desired target value or get new insights on systems interactions. Although the use of simplified conceptual models reduces the computational time significantly, searching the enormous vector space that is given by comparing different measures or that the input parameters span, leads to the fact, that computational time is still a limiting factor. Owing to the stagnation of single thread performance in computers and the rising number of cores one needs to adapt algorithms to the parallel nature of the new CPUs to fully utilize the available computing power. In this work a new developed software tool named CD3 for parallel computing in integrated urban drainage systems is introduced. From three investigated parallel strategies two showed promising results and one results in a speedup of up to 4.2 on an eight-way hyperthreaded quad core CPU and shows even for all investigated sewer systems significant run-time reductions.
Research Article|January 01 2010
Parallel computing in conceptual sewer simulations
Water Sci Technol (2010) 61 (2): 283-291.
G. Burger, S. Fach, H. Kinzel, W. Rauch; Parallel computing in conceptual sewer simulations. Water Sci Technol 1 January 2010; 61 (2): 283–291. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2010.798
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