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CUDA for EM simulations

26 August 2008

Acceleware

Acceleware and Computer Simulation Technology (CST) have released a Cuda (Compute Unified Device Architecture) based solution for accelerating EM simulations with CST Microwave Studio (CST MWS).  

Trials of this acceleration product have delivered performance gains of up to 40 per cent compared to the current product. This faster version is compatible with current generation GPUs, delivering significant speed-ups to customers, without having to upgrade hardware.

The new Acceleware software uses Nvidia's Cuda programming language that was designed to solve complex computational problems, enabling users to access multi-core parallel processing technology.

Acceleware’s Cuda-enabled solvers take advantage of highly parallel Nvidia compute hardware to offer performance gains while performing lengthy EM design simulations. Users will be able to run their CST MWS simulations even faster while supporting the same accelerated feature sets that designers use today including open boundaries, lossy metals, Thin Sheet Technology (TST), Perfect Boundary Approximation (PBA), dispersive materials, and far field monitors. Single card, dual card, and quad card configurations are also supported.

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