6. PerformanceΒΆ

Running FEniCS in Docker may be faster than using a native build since our Docker images have been tuned for performance, even when running Docker using virtualisation technologies on Mac and Windows.

A range of FEniCS performance tests using containers can be found in

Hale, J. S., Li, L., Richardson, C. N., and Wells, G. N. (2017). Containers for portable, productive and performant scientific computing. IEEE Computing in Science and Engineering 19(6):40-50. [doi:10.1109/MCSE.2017.2421459] [arXiv:1608.07573]