What is serial computation?What is parallel computation?How does it work?

Parallel Computation

Topics to cover
What is serial computation? Von Neumann sequential computation
What is parallel computation?
How does it work?
Multiple instruction multiple data (MIMD) systems
Message Passing interface
Why use parallel computation?
Parallel Computation in FEA
Parallel computation performance (cost, efficiency, speedup)
Parallel computation in relation to linear and non linear elasticity