Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations

A parallel domain reduction method

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We relate a particular version of a parallel multigrid method to a domain decomposition method, showing that the parallel multigrid method reduces computation to a small portion of the domain and then extends the solution to the entire domain using the correct reflections to get the exact solution. We extend a particular example to double the parallelism in a nonobvious manner. While the techniques of this paper are applied to twodimensional problems, they can be applied to higher dimensional problems in an obvious manner. Copyright © 1989 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.