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Title: Mixed-Precision Spectral Deferred Correction: Preprint

Convergence of spectral deferred correction (SDC), where low-order time integration methods are used to construct higher-order methods through iterative refinement, can be accelerated in terms of computational effort by using mixed-precision methods. Using ideas from multi-level SDC (in turn based on FAS multigrid ideas), some of the SDC correction sweeps can use function values computed in reduced precision without adversely impacting the accuracy of the final solution. This is particularly beneficial for the performance of combustion solvers such as S3D [6] which require double precision accuracy but are performance limited by the cost of data motion.
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Conference: 27th International Conference on Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics;Montreal, Canada;05/17/2015 - 05/02/2015
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NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC)
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United States
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING Spectral deferred correction; mixed precision; combustion; CFD