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The goal of efforts in the area of solvers and “fast” algorithms is to develop algorithms for solving these systems of equations that balance computational efficiency on hierarchical multiprocessor systems, scalability (the ability to use effectively additional computational resources to solve increasingly larger problems), and robustness (insensitivity of the computational cost to details of the inputs). An algorithm is said to be “fast” if its cost grows, roughly, only proportionally to the size of the problem.

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If the helium can be maintained in the form very fine scale cluster-nucleated bubbles, the grain boundaries will be protected and void swelling avoided. In addition to helium management, the precipitates may also act as sinks or traps for point defects, reducing the accumulation of radiation displacement damage; and, perhaps, even lowering irradiation creep rates. Further, the nm-scale precipitates greatly enhance the thermal creep strength and rupture lifetimes of alloys, elevating the potential service window for iron-based alloys to 700°C or above.

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