Computational fluid dynamics using Graphics Processing Units: Challenges and opportunities

S. Pratap Vanka, Aaron F. Shinn, Kirti C. Sahu

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Abstract

A new paradigm for computing fluid flows is the use of Graphics Processing Units (GPU), which have recently become very powerful and convenient to use. In the past three years, we have implemented five different fluid flow algorithms on GPUs and have obtained significant speed-ups over a single CPU. Typically, it is possible to achieve a factor of 50-100 over a single CPU. In this review paper, we describe our experiences on the various algorithms developed and the speeds achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFluids and Thermal Systems; Advances for Process Industries
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages429-437
Number of pages9
EditionPARTS A AND B
ISBN (Print)9780791854921
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
EventASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2011 - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2011Nov 17 2011

Publication series

NameASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2011
NumberPARTS A AND B
Volume6

Other

OtherASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2011
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period11/11/1111/17/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Vanka, S. P., Shinn, A. F., & Sahu, K. C. (2011). Computational fluid dynamics using Graphics Processing Units: Challenges and opportunities. In Fluids and Thermal Systems; Advances for Process Industries (PARTS A AND B ed., pp. 429-437). (ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2011; Vol. 6, No. PARTS A AND B). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/imece2011-65260