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

We implement an efficient energy-minimization algorithm for finite-difference micromagnetics that proofs especially usefull for the computation of hysteresis loops. Compared to results obtained by time integration of the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation, a speedup of up to two orders of magnitude is gained. The method is implemented in a finite-difference code running on CPUs as well as […]

May 14, 2014 by hgpu

Ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless systems have recently gained considerable attention as effective communications platforms with the properties of low power and high data rates. Applications of UWB such as wireless USB put size constraints on the antenna, however, which can be very difficult to meet using typical narrow band antenna designs. The aim of this thesis […]

May 7, 2014 by hgpu

The inherent issues of properly deploying finite difference calculations onto GPUs are described and solutions are suggested. A speedup of 60x is achieved over the CPU version. Four visualization methods were implemented using OpenGL and compared in terms of the clarity of their visual result. A combination of hedgehogs and slices was deemed to give […]

March 15, 2014 by hgpu

The inability to predict lasting languages and architectures led us to develop OCCA, a C++ library focused on host-device interaction. Using run-time compilation and macro expansions, the result is a novel single kernel language that expands to multiple threading languages. Currently, OCCA supports device kernel expansions for the OpenMP, OpenCL, and CUDA platforms. Computational results […]

March 6, 2014 by hgpu