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PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PARALLEL, DISTRIBUTED, GRID AND CLOUD COMPUTING FOR ENGINEERING
Parallel Implementation of Dynamic Relaxation with CUDA
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Pécs, Hungary
, "Parallel Implementation of Dynamic Relaxation with CUDA", in , (Editors), "Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, Grid and Cloud Computing for Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, Paper 35, 2017. doi:10.4203/ccp.111.35
Keywords: dynamic relaxation, parallel implementation, CUDA, asynchronous parallel algorithm.
The dynamic relaxation method has been widely used for the design and analysis of cable-membrane structures. The method iteratively determines a static solution, therefore the parallelization of the method can speed up the analysis process. The method has already been parallelized with the MPI environment. This paper discusses a new parallelization approach, which is programmed with the NVIDIA CUDA API and executed on a GPU system. Since a GPU system has a large number of cores and a separate memory from the computer therefore the original dynamic relaxation method has to be reorganized. The paper also discusses some performance measurements of the dynamic relaxation method on GPU systems.
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