Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The 2008 Comsol Conference in Tel Aviv

Comsol is an interesting tool for Multi-Physics simulations.
Today took place the annual conference of Comsol in Israel, the agenda is described below:

Here are two photos I took using my cellphone:


The conference building:


I have serious doubts how one can do serious Multi-Physics simulations without serious Parallel Processing capabilities. The current version, 3.5, of Comsol has no Distributed Parallel Processing support, e.g. MPI and a limited Multi-Core support but not at the user level; No Parallel Computing commands and no external Parallel Tools like Star-P. This limits the problem size that can be simulated.
However, for sure it is an excellent tool for education.

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