HPC simulation of pollution events at the San Sebastian Coast (N Spain)

Manuel Espino, Manuel Gonzalez, Fernando Hermosilla, Santiago Chumbe, Angel Uriarte

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Abstract

The beach of San Sebastian (N. Spain) faces the problem of frequent contamination events due to the discharge of the Urumea river. The use of HPC Techniques is critical in this context, where quick reactions in front of spillage accidents are required. AZTI has surveyed the area in several occasions, collecting a large quantity of field data which have been used to feed a package of parallelized hydrodynamic and dispersion models developed jointly by LIM/UPC and AZTI. Now, codes are supported by a Silicon Graphics Power Challenge shared memory parallel architechture provided with 8 superscalar processors. The model results have been validated thoroughly against field data and have proved to be accurate. As to parallel performances, speed up factors between 4.3 and 6.2 have been achieved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages3-12
Publication statusPublished - 1997
EventMMEP 97 : measurements and modelling in environmental pollution - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 1 May 1997 → …

Conference

ConferenceMMEP 97 : measurements and modelling in environmental pollution
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period1/05/97 → …

Keywords

  • Computer simulation; Water pollution; Spain Coastal water; Pollutant behavior; Modeling; parallel computing

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