Large scale numerical simulation via parallelization and reconfigurable computing hardware

Erfan G. Nezami, Dawei Zhao, Youssef M A Hashash, Gregory H Bauer, David Raila, Jamshid Ghaboussi

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Abstract

Large scale simulations with discrete element method (DEM) are often computationally expensive. A variety of approaches are used to address this persistent challenge by developing more efficient computational algorithms or improving employed computing hardware. In this article we propose to take advantage of parallel computation combined with the application of reconfigurable hardware. This is done by (a) employing multi-threads/processors to run the code on massively parallel machines, (b) exploring the placement of time-consuming parts of the DEM code onto field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) for further gains in speed. Copyright ASCE 2006.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeoCongress 2006
Subtitle of host publicationGeotechnical Engineering in the Information Technology Age
Number of pages1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 28 2006
EventGeoCongress 2006 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Feb 26 2006Mar 1 2006

Publication series

NameGeoCongress 2006: Geotechnical Engineering in the Information Technology Age
Volume2006

Other

OtherGeoCongress 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period2/26/063/1/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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