This paper investigates iterated Multistep Runge-Kutta methods of Radau type as a class of explicit methods suitable for parallel implementation. Using the idea of van der Houwen and Sommeijer , the method is designed in such a way that the right-hand side evaluations can be computed in parallel. We use stepsize control and variable order based on iterated approximation of the solution. A code is developed and its performance is compared with codes based on iterated Runge-Kutta methods of Gauss type and various Dormand and Prince pairs . The accuracy of some of our methods are comparable with the PIRK10 methods of van der Houwen and Sommeijer , but require fewer processors. In addition at very stringent tolerances these new methods are competitive with RK78 pairs in a sequential implementation.
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||Advances in Computational Mathematics|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1997|