XStream® GPU Acceleration
Built-in EM Simulation Acceleration via Graphics Processing Units
XStream tremendously improves EM simulation performance by leveraging the powerful NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs) available in modern video cards to make ultra-fast FDTD numerical computations. Using NVIDIA’s latest generation GPUs, XStream enables XF calculations to finish in minutes as compared to hours or even days using a CPU only. XStream capability is bundled at no additional cost with XF.
XStream requires at least one CUDA capable GPU. Remcom recommends NVIDIA CUDA-enabled Fermi or Kepler series GPUs. For specific details, please visit NVIDIA's website.
MPI + XStream for GPU Clusters:
Exceptional performance is possible with XStream alone but is limited to the available resources of a single computer. Combining XStream with the power of MPI (Message Passing Interface) allows multiple computer nodes to work together using the memory and computing power of all GPUs in the group, massively increasing processing speed and available memory. Whether you want to pool existing resources for cost savings or accelerate problems you never thought possible, MPI + XStream provides you with the market’s leading technology. Learn more about MPI + XStream…
A license to employ a single GPU for EM computation is included in both XF7 Pro and XF7 Bio-Pro, with additional capability for multiple GPUs available as a purchased option. Contact Remcom for details.
Custom Configured Hardware:
Remcom’s partners can provide customers with custom XFdtd systems outfitted with the latest in GPU technology. These Remcom-certified systems optimize XFdtd’s performance by building the recommended GPUs directly into the product.
While a custom-engineered system is not necessary for using XStream, these offerings deliver cluster level computing performance for those users that prefer additional power.
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Download our whitepaper on GPU acceleration technology and how it can enhance EM simulation performance. The paper discusses how GPU acceleration works and shows various examples of application speed-ups using XStream. Download the free paper.
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