Multiple-GPU-based frequency-dependent finite-difference time domain formulation using MATLAB parallel computing toolbox

Wenyi Shao, William McCollough

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A parallel frequency-dependent, finite-difference time domain method is used to simulate electromagnetic waves propagating in dispersive media. The method is accomplished by using a singleprogram- multiple-data mode and tested on up to eight NVidia Tesla GPUs. The speedup using different numbers of GPUs is compared and presented in tables and graphics. The results provide recommendations for partitioning data from a 3-D computational model to achieve the best GPU performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-100
Number of pages8
JournalProgress In Electromagnetics Research M
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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