This thesis documents the analysis and optimization of a high-order finite difference computational fluid dynamics (CFD) application (PlasComCM). Performance bottlenecks were identified using performance tools and hardware counters. The performance analysis of PlasComCM showed that the quantity of memory accesses and the lack of vectorization inhibited optimal serial performance on a x86-based CPU. Optimizing techniques […]

October 18, 2015 by hgpu

The paper presents a comparison of central processing unit (CPU) and graphics processing unit (GPU) performance in sound synthesis based on physical modeling. The goal was to achieve real-time performance with two- and three-dimensional finite difference (FD) instrument models. Two abstract instruments, a membrane and a block, were modeled and tested using a CPU and […]

July 29, 2015 by hgpu

This thesis, entitled "High Performance Computing for solving large sparse systems. Optical Diffraction Tomography as a case of study" investigates the computational issues related to the resolution of linear systems of equations which come from the discretization of physical models described by means of Partial Differential Equations (PDEs). These physical models are conceived for the […]

March 30, 2015 by hgpu

High performance computing of Meshless Time Domain Method (MTDM) on multi-GPU using the supercomputer HA-PACS (Highly Accelerated Parallel Advanced system for Computational Sciences) at University of Tsukuba is investigated. Generally, the finite difference time domain (FDTD) method is adopted for the numerical simulation of the electromagnetic wave propagation phenomena. However, the numerical domain must be […]

February 23, 2015 by hgpu

Today, heterogeneous computing has truly reshaped the way scientists think and approach high-performance computing (HPC). Hardware accelerators such as general-purpose graphics processing units (GPUs) and Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture continue to make in-roads in accelerating large-scale scientific applications. These advancements, however, introduce new sets of challenges to the scientific community such as: selection […]

October 29, 2014 by hgpu

By projecting observed microseismic data backward in time to when fracturing occurred, it is possible to locate the fracture events in space, assuming a correct velocity model. In order to achieve this task in near real-time, a robust computational system to handle backward propagation, or Reverse Time Migration (RTM), is required. We can then test […]

September 13, 2014 by hgpu

In recent years, the finite difference time domain (FDTD) method has been prevailed in the simulation of metamaterials widely. As the FDTD method can be suitable for the parallel computing, we apply this method to the Fermi-architecture Graphic Process Units (GPUs) to calculate the electromagnetic simulation of double negative materials in this paper. Finally, both […]

September 5, 2014 by hgpu

This paper describes a hybrid multicore/GPU solver for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations with constant coefficients, discretized by the finite difference method. By applying the prediction-projection method, the Navier-Stokes equations are transformed into a combination of Helmholtzlike and Poisson equations for which we describe efficient solvers. As an extension of our previous paper [1], this paper […]

September 4, 2014 by hgpu

A model of a multilayer device with non-trivial geometrical and material structure and its working process is suggested. The thermal behavior of the device as one principle characteristic is simulated. The algorithm for solving the non-stationary heat conduction problem with a time-dependent periodical heating source is suggested. The algorithm is based on finite difference explicit–implicit […]

August 27, 2014 by hgpu

Viscothermal effects in air lead to a damping of high frequencies over time. Such effects cannot be neglected in large-scale room acoustics simulations for the full audible bandwidth. In this study, full-bandwidth room acoustics is modelled using a variant of the three-dimensional wave equation including viscothermal losses in air following from a simplification of the […]

July 28, 2014 by hgpu

We present a parallel GPU solution of the Caputo fractional reaction-diffusion equation in one spatial dimension with explicit finite difference approximation. The parallel solution, which is implemented with CUDA programming model, consists of three procedures: preprocessing, parallel solver, and postprocessing. The parallel solver involves the parallel tridiagonal matrix vector multiplication, vector-vector addition, and constant vector […]

June 22, 2014 by hgpu

In this paper, the adaptability of the neutron diffusion numerical algorithm on GPUs was studied, and a GPUaccelerated multi-group 3D neutron diffusion code based on finite difference method was developed. The IAEA 3D PWR benchmark problem was calculated in the numerical test. The results demonstrate both high efficiency and adequate accuracy of the GPU implementation […]

May 14, 2014 by hgpu