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atrament March 13, 2012 22:30

Hi all,

I'm researching ground effect aerodynamics and am looking into GPGPU to speed up the solution time. I have two multicore processes and an NVIDIA Quadro 4000 GPU with 256 CUDA cores that I want to take advantage of, running on a Windows 7 x64 OS. Do I have to do anything special in the setup to distribute the job between the two processes and the GPU?


ghorrocks March 13, 2012 23:30

The special thing you have to do is to forget CFX move to software which supports it. I do not know of any commercial CFD codes which support GPUs at the moment but there are some open source ones.

I think Fluent has had some changes made so that GPUs can be used to do some specilised parts of the solution such as radiation ray tracing. But I know of no commercial CFD code which uses GPUs to assist in the main solver function.

atrament March 13, 2012 23:32

Fair enough. Thanks anyway.

MistryMan June 18, 2012 11:43

Hey, I know this is an old thread... but I'd like to know if the situation has changed since then.

I primarily am interested in running my STAR-CCM+ and Pro-STAR simulations on the Nvidia Quadro 2000 GPU in my workstation.


ghorrocks June 18, 2012 18:33

No change to my knowledge. CFX still does not support GPUs, Fluent supports it for a small number of peripheral models (eg radiation) but if you want proper GPU support you are going to have to move to another code.

I have no idea about Star-CD, you are asking on the wrong forum for that.

MistryMan June 18, 2012 18:40

Alright. Thanks.. that was prompt :)

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