## Dynamics of Solar Convection

**Students:**

- Jason Cooke, SUNY at Stony Brook
- Kevin Wright, Montana State University

**Advisor:** Dr. Steven R. Lantz

**Abstract:**
Simulations of solar convection are becoming more complicated in order
to approximate reality better. However, more complicated models
require more computer time and memory. This limits the complexity
of the models simulated. Parallel computing promises to get around this
problem by distributing the work load and data to many processors.
This decreases both the amount of computation done by and the
amount of data stored in each
node. Because of this possibility, we attempted to write a
parallel program that would serve as a modifiable basis for running
different models of solar convection.

**Jason's Biographical Information**
**Kevin's Biographical Information**

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