Computational Science

High-Performance Computing of Drug Delivery on Distributed Memory Parallel Computers

Description: Drug delivery in human body is a very important and complex process, which involves blood flow, drug transport in circulation, drug diffusion through the vessel wall and molecular binding --- a series of biochemical reactions. Such a process is time dependent, which may take hours or days to take effect. Computer simulation of the process occupies lots of computer resources and may take hours of CPU time on a single processor in a workstation. To accelerate the solution speed, we designed some efficient parallel algorithms that work in a distributed computing environment by domain decomposition.