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Scientific Computing on Graphics Processor Units: An Application in Time-Domain Electromagnetic Simulations

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Camille M. Ginsburg
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Camille M. Ginsburg
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13 Jul 2011, 09:29
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Recent developments in the design of graphic processing units (GPU's) have been occurring at a much greater pace than with central processor units (CPU's). The computation power due to the parallelism provided by the graphics cards got the attention of communities dealing with high performance scientific computing. The computational electromagnetics community as well has started to utilize the computational power of graphics cards for computing and, in particular, several implementations of finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method have been developed. FDTD has been used to solve numerous types of problems arising while studying many applications, including the following applications: scattering, radar cross-section, microwave circuits, waveguides, fiber optics, antennas (radiation, impedance), propagation, medical applications, shielding, coupling, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), electromagnetic pulse (EMP) protection, nonlinear and other special materials, geological applications, inverse scattering, and plasma. In this talk the basics of the FDTD method will be introduced, and an implementation of FDTD based on Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) development environment from NVIDIA will be presented.
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