Fast and accurate solutions of large-scale scattering problems with parallel multilevel fast multipole algorithm
Fast and accurate solution of large-scale scattering problems obtained by integral-equation formulations for conducting surfaces is considered in this paper. By employing a parallel implementation of the multilevel fast multipole algorithm (MLFMA) on relatively inexpensive platforms. Specifically, the solution of a scattering problem with 33,791,232 unknowns, which is even larger than the 20-million unknown problem reported recently. Indeed, this 33-million-unknown problem is the largest integral-equation problem solved in computational electromagnetics.