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DESIGN STUDY TO IMPLEMENT NASTRAN ON MASSIVELY PARALLEL COMPUTERS

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16991
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16991
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Rpk Corp
Po Box 1189 Athens, GA 30603
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: DESIGN STUDY TO IMPLEMENT NASTRAN ON MASSIVELY PARALLEL COMPUTERS
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $47,734.00
 

Abstract:

THE FINITE-ELEMENT APPROACH TO STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS HAS BEEN CONSIDERED EFFICIENT AND COMPREHENSIVE FOR MANY YEARS. THE NASA-DEVELOPED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS PROGRAM NASTRAN IS IN THE FOREFRONT FOR USE IN SUCH ANALYSES. IN THIS PROJECT, A DESIGN THAT WOULD ALLOW NASTRAN TO WORK EFFICIENTLY ON COMPUTERS THAT HAVE A MASSIVELY PARALLEL ARCHITECTURE WILL BE STUDIED. THE EFFORT WILL INCLUDE AN ANALYSIS OF THE CAPABILITIES OF EXISTING COMPUTERS WITH A MASSIVELY PARALLEL ARCHITECTURE, DETERMINATION OF EFFICIENT MATRIX ALGORITHMS, DETERMINATION OF AREAS OF CODE THAT COULD BE EXECUTED IN PARALLEL, DETERMINATION OF POSSIBLE PARALLELIZATION AT THE NASTRAN COMMAND LANGUAGE LEVEL, AND A DEFINITION OF THE ADDITIONAL NASTRAN I/O FUNCTIONS AND EXECUTIVE CONTROL FUNCTIONS REQUIRED TO INSTALL OPTIMAL PARALLELIZATION TECHNIQUES. THE FINITE-ELEMENT APPROACH TO STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS HAS BEEN CONSIDERED EFFICIENT AND COMPREHENSIVE FOR MANY YEARS. THE NASA-DEVELOPED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS PROGRAM NASTRAN IS IN THE FOREFRONT FOR USE IN SUCH ANALYSES. IN THIS PROJECT, A DESIGN THAT WOULD ALLOW NASTRAN TO WORK EFFICIENTLY ON COMPUTERS THAT HAVE A MASSIVELY PARALLEL ARCHITECTURE WILL BE STUDIED. THE EFFORT WILL INCLUDE AN ANALYSIS OF THE CAPABILITIES OF EXISTING COMPUTERS WITH A MASSIVELY PARALLEL ARCHITECTURE, DETERMINATION OF EFFICIENT MATRIX ALGORITHMS, DETERMINATION OF AREAS OF CODE THAT COULD BE EXECUTED IN PARALLEL, DETERMINATION OF POSSIBLE PARALLELIZATION AT THE NASTRAN COMMAND LANGUAGE LEVEL, AND A DEFINITION OF THE ADDITIONAL NASTRAN I/O FUNCTIONS AND EXECUTIVE CONTROL FUNCTIONS REQUIRED TO INSTALL OPTIMAL PARALLELIZATION TECHNIQUES.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Rpk Corp
Po Box 1189 Athens, GA 30603

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No