## Abstract

A parallel algorithm for solving the multinephron model of the renal inner medulla is developed. The intrinsic nature of this problem supplies sufficient symmetry for a high-level parallelism on distributed-memory parallel machines such as the iPSC/860, Paragon, and CM-5. Parallelization makes it feasible to study interesting models such as the rat kidney with 30,000 nephrons. On a high-end work station, one can study systems with 100 nephrons, while on a 32-node iPSC/860 or Paragon we can handle more than 1000 nephrons. A nearly perfect speedup is achieved by even distribution of load and minimizing the cost of communication.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 1-12 |

Number of pages | 12 |

Journal | Computers and Mathematics with Applications |

Volume | 28 |

Issue number | 5 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Sep 1994 |

## Keywords

- Differential equations
- Kidney modeling
- Parallel computing

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Modeling and Simulation
- Computational Theory and Mathematics
- Computational Mathematics