HiFlow3 is a multi-purpose finite element software providing powerful tools for efficient and accurate solution of a wide range of problems modeled by partial differential equations (PDEs). Based on object-oriented concepts and the full capabilities of C++ the HiFlow³ project follows a modular and generic approach for building efficient parallel numerical solvers. It provides highly capable modules dealing with the mesh setup, finite element spaces, degrees of freedom, linear algebra routines, numerical solvers, and output data for visualization. Parallelism – as the basis for high performance simulations on modern computing systems – is introduced on two levels: coarse-grained parallelism by means of distributed grids and distributed data structures, and fine-grained parallelism by means of platform-optimized linear algebra back-ends. At a glance, the HiFlow³ house:

  • C++ Finite-Element Package
  • Academic open source license
  • large-scale coupled problems modelled by PDEs
  • efficient and accurate solvers
  • hardware-aware numerics (GPU, Multicore, Cell, ...)
  • scalability; from laptop to clusters
  • High Performance Computing
  • modularity and flexibility
  • module concept oriented towards quality assured services
  • geared towards software as a service in a cloud-computing framework