Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a discipline that has always been in the vanguard of the exploitation of emerging and developing technologies. The CFD community in its quest for more accurate simulations and reductions in the time to solution have rapidly absorbed advances in both algorithms and computers. Within this context, parallel computing has played an increasingly important role. Parallel computing has become a common tool for scientific computations on computer system from most high-end ten pre-EXA-SCALE systems to low-end commodity PC clusters. Moreover, the uptake of parallel computing has brought the CFD community into ever-closer contact with hardware vendors and computer scientists. The multidisciplinary subject of parallel CFD and its rapidly evolving nature, in terms of hardware and software, requires a regular international meeting of this nature to keep abreast of the most recent developments.
Parallel CFD is an annual conference series dedicated to the discussion of recent developments and applications of parallel computing in the field of CFD and related disciplines. Since the inaugural conference in 1989, many new developments and technologies have emerged, making the current high-end generation of High Performance Computing (HPC) Systems large scale investments from both Governments and the private sector around the word.
Over the years, the meeting sessions involved papers on parallel algorithms, developments in software tools and environments, unstructured mesh applications, combustion, industrial applications, climate modelling, atmospheric and oceanic global simulation, interdisciplinary application, multiscale and Multiphysics applications, uncertainty quantification and machine learning and evaluation of computer architectures ranging from high-end to low-end systems.