Large-Scale Process Simulation and Optimization in a High Performance Computing Environment


M. A. Stadtherr


High performance computing (HPC) technology, including parallel and/or vector processing, provides opportunities to solve process optimization and simulation problems faster and more reliably than ever before, thus enabling the solution of increasingly large scale problems, even in a real time environment. This presentation will focus on recent advances in HPC technology and methods for exploiting it in process optimization and simulation. Of particular interest are methods for the large, sparse linear equation systems that often arise in large-scale process engineering problems, and that often represent a computational bottleneck. Also of interest is an approach for guaranteeing the reliable solution of process engineering problems.

Proceedings of AspenWorld 97, Boston, MA, October 12-16, 1997

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