Algorithm 872

Algorithm 872: Parallel 2D constrained Delaunay mesh generation. Delaunay refinement is a widely used method for the construction of guaranteed quality triangular and tetrahedral meshes. We present an algorithm and a software for the parallel constrained Delaunay mesh generation in two dimensions. Our approach is based on the decomposition of the original mesh generation problem into $N$ smaller subproblems which are meshed in parallel. The parallel algorithm is asynchronous with small messages which can be aggregated and exhibits low communication costs. On a heterogeneous cluster of more than 100 processors our implementation can generate over one billion triangles in less than 3 minutes, while the single-node performance is comparable to that of the fastest to our knowledge sequential guaranteed quality Delaunay meshing library (the Triangle).

This software is also peer reviewed by journal TOMS.