Parallel CFD 2000, the Twelfth in an International series of meetings featuring computational fluid dynamics research on parallel computers, was held May 22-25, 2000 in Trondheim, Norway.
Following the trend of the past conferences, areas such as numerical schemes and algorithms, tools and environments, load balancing, as well as interdisciplinary topics and various kinds of industrial applications were all well represented in the work presented. In addition, for the first time in the Parallel CFD conference series, the organizing committee chose to draw special attention to certain subject areas by organizing a number of special sessions.
We feel the emphasis of the papers presented at the conference reflect the direction of the research within parallel CFD at the beginning of the new millennium. It seems to be a clear tendency towards increased industrial exploitation of parallel CFD. Several presentations also demonstrated how new insight is being achieved from complex simulations, and how powerful parallel computers now make it possible to use CFD within a broader interdisciplinary setting.
Obviously, successful application of parallel CFD still rests on the underlying fundamental principles. Therefore, numerical algorithms, development tools, and parallelization techniques are still as important as when parallel CFD was in is infancy. Furthermore, the novel concepts of affordable parallel computing as well as metacomputing show that exciting developments are still taking place.
As is often pointed out however, the real power of parallel CFD comes from the combination of all the disciplines involved: Physics, mathematics, and computer science. This is probably one of the principal reasons for the continued popularity of the Parallel CFD Conferences series, as well as the inspiration behind much of the excellent work carried out on the subject. We hope that the papers in this book, both on an individual

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1. Invited Papers Perspectives and Limits of Parallel Computing for CFD Simulation in the Automotive Industry (H. Echtle, H. Gildein, F. Otto, F. Wirbeleit, F. Kilmetzek). Application of Navier-Stokes Methods to Predict Votex-Induced Vibrations of Offshore Structures (Y. Kallinderis, K. Schulz, W. Jester). Dynamics Controlled by Magnetic Fields: Parallel Astrophysical Computations (R. Keppens). A Software Framework for Easy Parallelization of PDE Solvers (H.P. Langtangen, X. Cai). Parallel Computing of Non-equilibrium Hypersonic Rarefied Gas Flows (Y. Matsumoto, H. Yamaguchi, N. Tsuboi). Large-Eddy Simulations of Turbulence : Towards Complex Flow Geometries (O. Métais). Direct Numerical Simulations of Multiphase Flows (G. Tryggvason, B. Bunner). Aerodynamic Shape Optimization and Parallel Computing Applied to Industrial Problems (P. Weinerfelt, O. Enoksson). 2. Affordable Parallel Computing Accurate Implicit Solution of 3-D Navier-Stokes Equations on Cluster of Work Stations (Ü. Gülçat, V.Ü. Ünal). Performance of a Parallel CFD-Code on a Linux Cluster (P. Kaurinkoski, P. Rautaheimo, T. Siikonen, K. Koski). Utilising Existing Computational Resources to Create a Commodity PC Network Suitable for Fast CFD Computation (R.A. Law, S.R. Turnock). Use of Commodity Based Cluster for Solving Aeropropulsion Applications (I. Lopez, T.J. Kollar, R.A. Mulac). Using a Cluster of PC's to Solve Convection Diffusion Problems (R.S. Silva, M.F.P. Rivello). Building PC Clusters: An Object-oriented Approach (A. Soulaïmani, T. Wong, Y. Azami). The Solution of Pitching and Rolling Delta Wings on a Beowulf Cluster (M.A. Woodgate, K.J. Badcock, B.E. Richards). 3. Performance Issues Serial and Parallel Performance Using a Spectral Code (G. Amati, P. Gualtieri). On the Design of Robust and Efficient Algorithms that Combine Schwartz Method and Multilevel Gr


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@qu:The invited lectures give broad overviews related to numerical simulations in numerous fields of study including automotive, offshore structures, astrophysics, and aerodunamics. @source:AIAA Journal @qu:The combination of invited lectures and contributed papers on such diverse topics something for everyone. @source:AIAA Journal a book worth the investment for anyone wanting a time capsule of the state of affairs in parallel computing during the advent of the new millennium. @source:AIAA Journal