Parallel Computing and Optimization with COMSOL Multiphysics
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- Institutt for elkraftteknikk 
In this thesis the parallel capabilities of COMSOL Multiphysics are investigated. A description for how one can run COMSOL on a Linux cluster is presented. The speedup was found to be poor for medium-sized simulations with less than 10 million degrees of freedom. The speedup for parametric sweeps were found to be excellent.Particle swarm optimization (PSO) was implemented using LiveLink for Matlab, and run on the supercomputer at NTNU. It was found to perform very well without any tuning of the algorithm.