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Daniel Playne

Doctor of Philosophy, (Computer Science)
Study Completed: 2011
College of Sciences


Thesis Title
Generative Programming Methods for Parallel Partial Differential Field Equation Solvers

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Computer simulations are important to many fields of research such as physics, chemistry and biology as well as many industry engineering and construction projects. Mr Playne investigated the nature of simulations to distill their key elements and how they can be easily defined. His research shows how these elements can be automatically translated into computer programs that run on modern parallel supercomputers. The main contribution of Mr Playne’s research lies in showing how this system can significantly reduce programmer effort without loss in performance.

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