CAOSP abstracts, Volume: 27, No.: 3, year: 1998
- Author(s): STIFT, M.J.
- Journal: Contributions of the Astronomical Observatory Skalnate Pleso,
vol. 27, no. 3, p. 390-394.
- Date: 04/1998
- Title: Supercomputing and Ap stars
- Keyword(s): STARS: MAGNETIC FIELDS, POLARIZATION, METHODS: NUMERICAL
- Pages: 390 -- 394
Certain problems in the field of stellar atmospheres, polarised
radiative transfer and magnetic field diagnostics cannot be addressed
by means of traditional sequential programming techniques because CPU
times become prohibitive on even the fastest single processor machines
when realistic physics and accurate numerical methods are employed.
This contribution discusses the question of what kind of supercomputing
approach is best suited for the modelling of Ap stars, pointing out the
superiority of parallel computing with Ada95 over High Performance Fortran
in all of the above-mentioned fields.
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